Doctors in primary care fields often hear their patients complain of night sweats. Night sweats refer to any excess sweating occurring during the night. However, if your bedroom is unusually hot or you are using too many bedclothes, you may begin to sweat during sleep--and this is normal. In order to distinguish night sweats that arise from medical causes from those that occur because one’s surroundings are too warm, doctors generally refer to true night sweats as severe hot flashes occurring at night that can drench sleepwear and sheets, which are not related to an overheated environment.
I have a six year old son who has night sweats, not because of hot room, or too much clothing, but simply hot flashes as soon as he sleeps, his head, hair, sheets, everyting gets wet. He is small in the 25% percentile for his age. Does he have a hormonal imbalance or is the size of body and hot flashes not related ? doctor says he is fine with his size, he said he is only 4 months behind his age for his bone density, after being x-rays in his wrist.