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While sweating at night can simply be due to a faulty thermostat or too many blankets, it can also indicate something more serious. Many people ignore this symptom, but a range of factors, from age to certain medications to health conditions, can lead to night sweats, and while people should not panic right away, it is best to understand the possible causes and seek medical attention if the symptom persists.

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1. Menopause

Menopause causes hormonal imbalances as women's bodies change in middle age. Night sweats are a common side effect of this natural event. Though there is no cure for night sweats brought on by menopause, lowering the bedroom temperature and practicing mindfulness or relaxation exercises can help alleviate the issue. Night sweats can have larger repercussions if they repeatedly interrupt sleep.

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