What is known about nocturnal sweating in science? How can quantitative measurement of night sweating contribute to medical and scientific purposes? We have carried out a literature review. And whenever we find something related to measurement of night sweating, we add it to this page.
Nocturnal Perspiration as a Parameter and Predictor
Science is quite a blank page about nocturnal sweating as an early symptom (prodromal symptoms). What does our body tell us what we don’t know yet? Jolink and Bedrosian carried out a literature review for Q-strip. It shows that nocturnal perspiration is a major symptom in many pathologies. But till this day no specific evidence-based approach for diagnosing nocturnal perspiration (night sweating) exists.
Pathologies with nocturnal perspiration as a major symptom
by A.J. Viera et al., 2003
|Human immunodeficiency virus||Ovarian failure||Lymphoma||Takayasu’s arteritis||Depression||Obstructive sleep apnea|
|Leukaemia||Temporal arteritis||Anxiety||Gastroesophageal reflux disease|
|Mycobacterium avium complex||Endocrine tumours||Other neoplasm||Chronic fatigue syndrome|
|Infectious mononucleosis||Orchiectomy||Granulomatous disease|
|Fungal infections||Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia|
|Lung Endocarditis||Lymph node hyperplasia|
|Other infection||Diabetes insipidus|
|Prinz metal’s angina|
Scientific studies about nocturnal sweating
The relationship between sweating and heart attacks
Sweating: A Specific Predictor of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Among the Symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome.
by Gokhroo et al, 2015
Presence of sweating with ACS symptoms predicts probability of STEMI. Even before clinical confirmation. Sweating in association with typical or atypical angina is a much better predictor of STEMI than NSTE-ACS.