In some cases, night sweats may be triggered by something as straightforward as too many blankets on your bed or certain medications. Many women have night sweats when they go through menopause. Sometimes night sweats can be caused by a medical disorder. Infection, cancer, problems in your nervous system or in your body's hormone-producing glands (endocrine system) can all trigger night sweats.
Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.