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Night sweats are when you sweat so much that your night clothes and bedding get soaking wet.

Treatment is not usually needed for night sweats. But if medicine you’re taking may be causing night sweats, your GP may prescribe a different one.

Common causes of night sweats include the menopause, anxiety, medicines, low blood sugar, alcohol or drug use, and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).

It’s normal to sweat at night if you get too hot. But sweating a lot could be a sign of a problem your GP should check.

Page last reviewed: 09/11/2023
Next review due: 09/11/2026