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Night sweats

Definition

Night sweats is the occurrence of excessive sweating during sleep, even if your baby may not suffer from excessive perspiration while awake.

Night sweats may occur for genetic reasons and may be relatively harmless.

However, they can be distressing and disrupt sleep patterns if severe; your child may wake up frequently due to the discomfort of damp sleepwear or bedding. While some causes of night sweats may be relatively harmless, others may not and can be a sign of a serious underlying disease.

While there can be several possible causes of excessive sweating at night, it is important to distinguish night sweats due to medical causes from those that occur simply because the sleep environment is too warm, either because the bedroom is unusually hot or because there are too many covers on the bed.

True night sweats with medical causes should be properly investigated by a paediatrician.

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  • Kristabelle 2011-11-04

    I literally jmpeud out of my chair and danced after reading this!


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