About the Illness
People who are HIV+ often experience night sweats as a result of viral infection.
However, chronic night sweats can be signs of fever-causing infections, including TB or Syphilis.
Waking up at night with bedding and night clothes damp with sweat; waking up and feeling too hot or clammily cold.
Stinging Nettle Tea good for all
Boil a handful of leaves in 1 ltr water for 15-20 minutes.
Drink 1 glass 2x daily for 4-7 days.
(6-10 yrs: 1/2 glass 2x daily; 2-6 yrs: 1/4 glass 2x daily; up to 2 to yrs: 2-3 tbsp 2x daily).
Avocado & Mango Leaf Infusion good for all
Crush a handful of each type of leaf and soak them in 2 ltr warm water for 30 minutes.
Bathe in the solution.
Drink 1 glass 2x daily for two weeks.
Symptoms should improve after 4 days.
(6-10 yrs: 1/4 glass 2x daily; 2-6 yrs: 3 tbsp 2x daily; up to 2 to yrs: 3 tsp 2x daily).
Food and Nutrition Advice
- Avoid high protein and carbohydrate meals in the evenings; these are difficult to digest and if undigested can cause profuse sweating.
- If you wake up sweating drink the juice of 1/2 lemon with cold water or apple cider vinegar with water to help you digest your food.
- Avoid alcohol and sugars and try an anti-candida diet since yeast infection can contribute to sweating.
- Take immune boosters.
See Thrush – General Health & Diet Related Problems Section
Body Work and General Advice
To help prevent night sweats:
- Keep your bedroom cool; if possible, sleep with a window open or use a fan.
- Take a cold shower before going to bed.
If you wake up sweating then:
- Sponge yourself with a cool damp cloth.
- Change clothes and bedding.
- Have a cool drink (it is important to rehydrate and replace liquids lost through excessive sweating).