Some mothers notice that their children sweat so much while feeding or sleeping, to the point where the pillow gets wet under their heads, at that moment they start to ask questions, and they become anxious and suspicious.
Is it a normal phenomenon in all children, or does it only happen to her child? What is the reason for this heavy sweating? Are there specific solutions that help prevent this from happening?
So reviewing this article is a good idea, as we will show you the most important reasons for this phenomenon and some tips to help your child alleviate it.
What is the difference between excessive sweating and hyperhidrosis?
Sweating is a natural physiological condition that regulates the temperature of the human body when exposed to hot weather, or when exerted by physical exertion through the secretion of sweat.
It is a process carried out by the body, in order to get rid of secretions consisting mainly of water and some salts and chemical compounds. As for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), it is a condition in which a person sweats a lot without any connection to the surrounding circumstance.
For example, if your child is in a cold room and still suffers from sweating in the head, hands and feet area, then the matter here is not normal and indicative of a problem or defect.
Is it normal for a baby to sweat profusely?
Yes, your child may sweat from time to time, but beware, dear mother, and watch your child well.
If he does this continuously and continuously all the time, this may tell you that there are some underlying diseases that you should look for, which we will discuss later in detail.
Why does your child’s head sweat during sleep?
In humans, sweat is produced by brain commands that reach the sympathetic nervous system, which gives orders to the nerves that conduct electrical signals to the region of the sweat glands.
These electrical signals cause the release of a substance called acetylcholine, which is the substance that operates the sweat glands, which in turn produce sweat in order to regulate body temperature.
Thus, the main reason for sweating your child’s head is the presence of active sweat glands in the brain region, and these glands in infants, just like the rest of their body parts, have not yet fully matured.
The insufficient growth in the sweat glands leads to a disturbance in the regulation of your child’s body temperature, which causes the phenomenon of excessive sweating in him.
But as your baby grows, these glands mature, which in turn reduces sweating.
What are the reasons that lead to know a child?
Common causes of sweaty babies during sleep:
There are a set of natural causes and wrong habits, which in turn lead to an increase in sweating in your child, the most important of which are:
- The child’s feeling of excess heat due to direct contact with your skin during feeding, and his body temperature rises, so he tries to cool himself through the secretion of sweat.
- The child wears heavy clothes that are not suitable for the weather, which raises his body temperature, and begins to sweat.
- The high temperature of the room in which the child is while sleeping, due to the closing of its doors and windows.
- Putting too many blankets over the child can cause him to overheat.
- Choose clothes for your child that do not contain a high percentage of cotton, which in turn cools the body and absorbs sweat more than polyester.
Medical reasons for sweating infants during sleep:
Increased sweating in children is related to a group of dangerous symptoms, which include:
It is a common cause of night sweats in infants, and it means that your baby stops breathing for 20 seconds.
This condition requires a great effort from the child to restore breathing again, which leads to increased sweating.
If your baby suffers from sleep apnea, he may also exhibit other symptoms such as bluish skin tone, wheezing and snoring.