Q5. What is ‘nocturnal hyperhidrosis?’

A5. This refers to a type of excessive sweating which occurs at night time.

The sufferer experiences this sweating whilst asleep and wakes up with soaked bedding and nightclothes.

This is caused by any number of factors, for example night sweats as a symptom of the menopause. But men can also experience night sweats as part of the andropause (male menopause).

Find out more in our sleep hyperhidrosis section.

Excessive sweating FAQ:

Excessive sweating FAQs

  1. What is 'excessive sweating?'
  2. Can you inherit excessive sweating?
  3. Who is most likely to get excessive sweating?
  4. Is there more than one type of excessive sweating?
  5. What is 'nocturnal hyperhidrosis?'
  6. Do night sweats affect menopausal women only?
  7. What causes excessive sweating in children?
  1. Could my excessive sweating be caused by a medical problem?
  2. How do you treat excessive sweating?
  3. What is 'Odaban?'
  4. What is 'iontophoresis?'
  5. Is Botox effective at treating excessive sweating?
  6. Can surgery help?
  7. Do I need to change my lifestyle?
  8. Can you ever be 'cured'of excessive sweating?

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