night sweats

plural noun

Definition of night sweats

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

Examples of night sweats in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The disease usually attacks the lungs and can result in a persistent cough, fever, night sweats and weight loss, according to experts. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Nov. 2021 Her menopausal symptoms had set in recently: night sweats, during-the-day sweats, and, most troubling of all, memory loss. Lizzie Widdicombe, The New Yorker, 25 Sep. 2021 Tuberculosis is a serious infectious bacteria that affects the lungs and causes patients to cough blood, lose weight, and suffer from night sweats and fever., 26 Oct. 2021 For those who suffer from night sweats but can't quite muster the Eight Sleep price tag, there are a few alternative options on Amazon, like this cooling mattress topper that will only set you back $30. Jennifer Chan, Travel + Leisure, 10 Sep. 2021 Some people also experience confusion and night sweats. Alice Broster, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Experts agree: night sweats can happen for many reasons. Madeleine Burry,, 9 Sep. 2021 In addition to feeling very tired and being thirsty all the time3, people with type 2 diabetes can experience unexplained weight loss 2 and night sweats due to unregulated blood sugar4. Korin Mille, SELF, 15 Sep. 2021 One side of the blanket is made from cooling fibers that absorb body heat to reduce uncomfortable night sweats, and the other side is made from 100 percent cotton that'll feel comfortable and soft against the skin. Eden Lichterman,, 23 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of night sweats

1703, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of night sweats was in 1703

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14 Nov 2021

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“Night sweats.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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