10 Reasons Why Excessive Sweating Is Becoming A Daily Problem For You

There is probably nothing as messy and embarrassing as that moment when your sweat glands decide to go rogue and work overtime. There are many common and a few uncommon causes of excessive sweating. Below are 10 daily life situations when excessive sweating becomes a problem.

1. Too much body coverage at night

All people loves to sleep cozy. But that extra blanket and unnecessary pair of socks just might be the reason why your pillow and sheets are soaked pretty much every morning. Opting for fewer and looser pajamas will go a long way to ensure that you sweat less at night. Investing in light bedding will also help.

2. Failure to use antiperspirant

Sometimes, excessive sweating is as a result of genetics. This means that whether you wear a winter coat or a bikini you will end up sweating excessively. In this case, antiperspirants should be your best friends as they significantly help to reduce the amount of sweat produced from your armpits. Failure to use antiperspirant when you should could be another reason why excessive sweating is becoming a part of your daily routine.

3. Too much activity and exercise

Another common daily activity that could be a contributing factor is too much muscle activity. This could be anything from walking up and down your office to actual workouts at the gym. In order to control this, make sure to minimize or completely eliminate unnecessary movement.

4. Overdressing

Overdressing is not only a problem at night but also during the day. Believe it or not, your outfit could be and most likely is the reason why you just won’t stop sweating. To avoid this, dress appropriately for the weather. This means that if it isn’t cold outside, that heavy coat or trendy blazer should probably sit out the trip.

5. Clothes with non-breathable material

Sometimes it is not the amount of clothes you wear but the type of material on the clothes that matters. This is because material that is not breathable allows buildup of heat leading to excessive sweating.

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6. Poor circulation and air conditioning

Another common daily occurrence that could contribute to our excessive sweating is poor circulation. This can be anywhere including the bus you take to work every morning and your potentially overcrowded office space.

7. Obesity and overall unfitness

Being unfit can also cause you to sweat a lot. This is usually because your body uses a lot more of the energy reserves resulting in formation of copious amounts of sweat. This is one of the most common causes of daily excessive sweating in obese and overweight individuals.

8. Simple hot weather

This is usually the case during summer where there is not that much you can do about the sweating. Sometimes the temperatures are so high that no amount of antiperspirant or breathable cotton will spare you the excessive sweating. Your only defense in this case is staying hydrated.

9. Underlying diseases and other conditions

Infections result in fevers which your body tries to counter by producing sweat. Other conditions directly affect organs and systems involved in heat regulation including the hypothalamus and thyroid glands. Overactivity of these two glands usually results in excessive sweat production.

10. Medication

Finally, some of the medication you take on a daily basis could contribute to the excessive sweating. In this case, antidepressants are the most commonly implicated.


Dr. Gary C. Anderson M.D is a Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of hyperhidrosis. During the past 20 years, he has performed over 2000 sympathectomy procedures on patients with sweating of the underarms, hands, face, scalp or blushing.