Getting a good night’s sleep is the hope we have every time we put our heads on the pillow, and that hope could quickly vanish if our body’s temperature isn’t regulated right.

However, sweating in our sleep doesn’t necessarily mean a dangerous medical condition or that our bodies are just being “dumb” not letting us sleep. Still, all that sweat is signaling something that we need to change, which is why we have to pay attention to it.

Night sweats are very common among a lot of people: Men, women, and children, even though it is something we rarely talk about. There are multiple reasons and they could be as minor as the mattress that holds the heat or the person sleeping next to you.

In all cases, there is something not right and it is our job to change it. So in order to understand if your sweat is normal or needs a doctor’s consult, click on Next to learn about what your body is telling you if you sweat in your sleep.