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Are my dreams causing night sweats?

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From the U.S.: My dreams are causing night sweats. This happens nightly two or three times causing me to change night wear!

Are my dreams causing night sweats?

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Thank you for writing. I’m concerned that you may have it backwards. Your night sweats may be causing your dreams.

Before concluding that this is a psychological problem, please see your primary care physician immediately. Since you are in your 80s, it may be that there is a medical change that needs attention.

If your physician finds no medical reason, then please write again with more information about the content of your dreams and I’ll see if I can offer any insights.

I wish you well.
Dr. Marie

Are my dreams causing night sweats?

Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

Dr. Marie is licensed as both a psychologist and marriage and family counselor. She specializes in couples and family therapy and parent education. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

APA Reference
Hartwell-Walker, D. (2018). Are my dreams causing night sweats?. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 21, 2019, from
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