Medical Questions > Womens Health > Womens Conditions Forum

Waking up hot and sweaty

Must Read
Menstruation is a woman's normal monthly menstrual period. But what are the signs of abnormal periods? When is vaginal bleeding serious?...
Regular vaginal bleeding vagina is a sign of healthy menstruation. What signs and symptoms point to menstrual problems? Read on to learn the difference....
Menstrual irregularity means that something is wrong. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of an irregular period to prevent larger problems later...
User Profile
OK...This has been bugging me for last 2 years now and I've never really thought about trying to figure out what it is until now.

Every other night I will wake up in either my bed or my boyfriends bed at around 3 or 4 in the morning feeling hot, sweaty, sick and light headed. I always get up, open the window, get a drink of water and lie in bed for a bit. After I've had a drink I'll go cold, start to shiver and come over all sleepy again, and just doze off.

Do you know what it could be?

Did you find this post helpful?
First Helper User Profile

User Profile
replied February 2nd, 2010
Womens Conditions Answer A9688
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

If you wake up at around 3 or 4 in the morning feeling hot, sweaty, sick and light headed and respond well to a drink, then this could be due to severe acidity or hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. Certain heart problems too cause similar symptoms. Hence this should be evaluated.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your PCP or GP once. Hope this helps. Take care!

Did you find this post helpful?
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Womens Conditions , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.