Hyperhidrosis : Causes for
excessive nighttime sweating.
glands in the hands are predominantly under the control of the sympathetic
nervous system and are stimulated by emotional stimuli. Therefore
patients with hyperhidrosis usually do not have excessive sweating
during sleep or sedation. Thermal sweating however can occur during
sleep and is one of the more important causes of nighttime sweating.
however may also be related to secondary
hyperhidrosis with an underlying cause. In patients with secondary
hyperhidrosis, causes for nighttime sweating can be recognized and
treated after a complete diagnostic work up by a qualified physician.