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Menopause Symptom: Night Sweats

Night Sweats: Intense Hot Flashes that Occur During the Night

Night sweats are intense hot flashes that occur during the night, causing sweating and discomfort. These episodes can make it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep, leading to fatigue, irritability, and difficulty concentrating during the day. Night sweats are a common symptom of menopause, caused by the hormonal changes that occur during this stage of life. The decrease in estrogen levels can cause changes in the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain that regulates body temperature. This can lead to the blood vessels dilating, leading to a feeling of warmth and sweating.

Night sweats can be disruptive to daily life and can affect sleep, work and overall quality of life. Treatments for night sweats include Hormone Replacement Therapy, lifestyle changes, and alternative therapies such as herbal supplements, acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy. It’s important to maintain a comfortable sleep environment by keeping the room cool and dark, using comfortable bedding and pillows, and limiting noise.

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