We all hate it when we wake up from bed expecting to feel refreshed and cozy but instead our backs are sticky from sweating all night. What causes these troublesome night sweats, and are they even curable

Certain Foods and Drinks

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Here's a list of things you should avoid consuming before sleeping: fatty and processed foods, spicy food, coffee, and alcohol. They all increase your body temperature or stimulate your body and circulation, causing sweating. It would be best to eat or drink these things for lunch so your body has enough time to cool down.

Hot Weather Or An Overheated Room

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This is pretty self-explanatory, but you could be feeling hot from sleeping in a room set at a high temperature. You're bound to sweat if your room is hotter than you can handle. This also means you shouldn't pile on those blankets if your room is already warm!

Using Electronics

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Electronics emit a certain light that can change your body's circadian rhythm, causing night sweats and sleep disturbance. Try to avoid using them right before bed and opt for a book to help you fall asleep.

Exercising Before Bedtime

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There are two reasons why exercising close to bedtime can cause night sweats: your body temperature increases, and your hormone levels change to accommodate the new training regimen. Both of these effects of exercising can cause night sweats, so try to exercise at a different time. Perhaps wake up early in the morning to go to the gym!

If you feel like your night sweats aren't getting better and you feel a bit sick, it's best to visit your doctor to make sure you don't have any illness that's actually causing them. Otherwise, knowing these possible causes can help you prevent your nights from being gross and sticky!