night sweats

plural noun

Definition of night sweats

: profuse sweating during sleep that is sometimes a symptom of febrile disease

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Recent Examples on the Web Other possible symptoms include night sweats, unexplained weight loss, fever, fatigue, coughing or trouble breathing, and pain or swelling in the abdomen. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Jeff Bridges Announced He’s Been Diagnosed With Lymphoma," 20 Oct. 2020 In addition to swollen lymph nodes, other lymphoma symptoms include fever, fatigue, weight loss and night sweats. Washington Post, "Jeff Bridges announces he’s been diagnosed with lymphoma: ‘We are all in this together’," 20 Oct. 2020 Common symptoms of both types of lymphoma include swollen lymph nodes (presenting as a lump in the neck, under the arm, or in the groin), fatigue, fever, unexplained weight loss, and night sweats, Per the ACS. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, "Jeff Bridges Has Lymphoma—Here's What to Know About This Form of Cancer, and What His Treatment Might Involve," 20 Oct. 2020 Many women develop other symptoms, such as hot flushes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, mood changes, and memory concerns. Dr. Jennifer Gunter, Glamour, "Are You There, God? It’s Me, Menopause," 19 Oct. 2020 She was thrown into early menopause and suffered terrible night sweats. Katie Mettler, Washington Post, "Dr. Javaid Perwaiz patients - Virginia Beach, VA," 13 Oct. 2020 Cannabis use was most commonly reported by women experiencing hot flashes and night sweats, which accounted for more than half of those surveyed. Brendan Bures, chicagotribune.com, "Women with menopause turn to cannabis for treatment," 9 Oct. 2020 As a result, many women experience hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irritability and tiredness. Dr. Tom Macek, sun-sentinel.com, "Debunking myths about menopause | Opinion," 8 Oct. 2020 For nearly two weeks this summer, Rashod Bateman’s head and body ached, altering between chills and night sweats. Megan Ryan, Star Tribune, "Gophers' Rashod Bateman had scary battle with COVID during break from summer workouts," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of night sweats

1703, in the meaning defined above

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“Night sweats.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/night%20sweats. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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