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Postby Worried Friend » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:38 pm

[color=indigo]Good Afternoon,

Sleep Apnea and "Night Sweats" for a man in his late 40's. I've read that this can be a symptom associated with Sleep Apnea... Does anyone have knowledge or firsthand experience of this symptom in conjunction with sleep apnea? Your insights would be greatly appreciated. :-)

Thank you in Advance!

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Re: Male Night Sweats

Postby BarryKaraoke » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:41 pm

Worried Friend wrote:Night Sweats" for a man in his late 40's. I've read that this can be a symptom associated with Sleep Apnea...


It can? I have never heard that.

Maybe he is just too hot? ;-)

Seriously if it IS a symptom it is one of the lesser ones. The biggy's are stopping breathing, loud snoring, headaches, drawsy all the time, etc.
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Re: Male Night Sweats

Postby Daniel » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:40 pm

Worried Friend wrote:[color=indigo]Good Afternoon,

Sleep Apnea and "Night Sweats" for a man in his late 40's. I've read that this can be a symptom associated with Sleep Apnea... Does anyone have knowledge or firsthand experience of this symptom in conjunction with sleep apnea? Your insights would be greatly appreciated. :-)

Thank you in Advance!

Worried Friend


It may or may not be linked to OSA.............however night sweats are a symptom of something wrong. You should see a sleep specialist.

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Postby jabert » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:48 pm

Common signs of obstructive sleep apnea include unexplained daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, and loud snoring (with periods of silence followed by gasps). Less common symptoms are morning headaches; insomnia; trouble concentrating; mood changes such as irritability, anxiety and depression; forgetfulness; increased heart rate and/or blood pressure; decreased sex drive; unexplained weight gain; increased urination and/or nocturia; frequent heartburn or Gastroesophageal reflux disease; and heavy night sweats.

Above from Wiki! My pillow was drenched every night. No more. Been on CPAP for 7 months. I had all the symptoms above plus an enlarged right side heart ventricle and weakend left side heart. All symptoms are gone. I have my heart looked at this week. Stress test was this morning. ;-)

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Postby Okie » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:45 pm

YES night sweats are definately a symptom of sleep apnea, especially sweating of the head and neck. I experienced these for many undiagnosed years, and had frequent muscle cramps from the excessive perpiration. I would wake every morning with my hair soaking wet, and the sweating continued for one to two hours after waking.

This is more common in severe apnea, than mild and moderate apnea. What has been explained to me, is that the blood oxygen levels are low, so the body sends more volumn of blood to the brain to try to prevent brain damage. Over years of untreated severe apnea, the body even builds extra blood vessels to try to keep enough night time oxygen to the brain. The extra blood flow generates more heat and perspiration in the head and neck area.

After years of nightly head sweats, it stopped IMMEDIATELY once I began cpap treatment.
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Postby rackrat » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:02 pm

i can totally agree with OKIE. my experieces were the same. i soaked pillows thru. now with CPAP i can say that the sweats are gone. i also dont get up in the evening anymore to relieve myself. this is attributed to me actually sleeping and the body is getting the deeper sleep and i guess things arent working overtime.
hope this helps.
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Postby PuhJommies » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:20 pm

Interesting... why only *Male night sweats* ?

Are there any of you gals who have/had night sweats?
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Postby Okie » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:40 pm

I'm a girl!!
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Postby PuhJommies » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:30 pm

I'm a girl!!


YaY... who knew ! ? ? =D> =D> =D>

all this time I thought you were a dude.... not even considering you might be a dudette :-D
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night sweats

Postby eztorun » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:58 am

Yep you better belive itl. I had them so bad the sheets would be soaked. If you reaad the right stuff it will tell you that night sweats "for a man" are a symptom. I think it has something to do with adrenaline pumping out when you are havein an event. You stop breating, adrelan rushes to pound your heare Bang Sweats.

I do not have this problem I had a somnoplasty done a year ago and I don't even ust a machine any more.

AMd I don't have t change the sheets in the mioddle of the night anymore! =D>
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Postby kfl » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:03 pm

Yeah! I am not going crazy. I was just diagnosed with sleep apena, and am picking up my cpap today. If it releaves my sweating at night It will be worth it.
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Good for you!

Postby eztorun » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:07 pm

I always could tell if I took the mask off at night cuz I would have the sweats. But never HAD them of the macine.

One of the reasons that I thought the surgery worked is I didn't have the sweats after I had the surgery done.

ME B Verry Happy!

God Luck
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oh the sweats

Postby sturmer25 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:42 pm

I had HORRIBLE night sweats from sleep apnea. As my airway became slooowwwllyy ever more obstructed my lungs and heart would work overtime and I would wake up drenched on my own or when finally i was gasping for air.. Cpap alleviates that for me as long as I can keep it on. Sleeping on my side at the perfect angle with a sleep pillow that forces jaw forward also helps.

I may be getting the jaw surgery (I go to Stanford next week). It seems taht 90% or so of sleep apnea is caused by the tongue. Why cant they invent a surgery that puts a deep groove in the back of the tongue out of site?
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Tongue

Postby eztorun » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:45 pm

Yeah or a piece of pvc pipe just stick it in theth...
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Night sweats w OSA?

Postby Woof_man » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:26 pm

Yup!<P>

And, as posted above, it's a common symptom with men and women.<P>

Every time I would awaken during the night, I would be soaking and I would feel hot. In fact, it was my habit to flip my pillow over each time I got up, so it would be on a drier side.<P>

And, as with Okie above, PAP therapy solved the issue.

Regards all - - Woof
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