Most people sweat during the night. If you regularly wake up with soaking wet sheets you should get it checked by a GP.
It's normal to sweat during the night if the room or your bedding is making you too hot.
Night sweats are when you sweat so much that your night clothes and bedding are soaking wet, even though where you're sleeping is cool.
Adults and children can get night sweats.
Often you won't need treatment, but your GP will want to check if you have any other symptoms.
If your GP thinks your medicine might be causing night sweats you could be prescribed a different one.
The most common reasons for night sweats are:
Sometimes the cause of night sweats is unknown.