Night Sweats

I have briefly touched upon night sweats in an earlier post, Biohacking Night Sweats and though it may be good to revisit the little literature on it. It is a symptoms of a vast multitude of conditions. Many of the conditions have association with some form of microbiome dysfunction.

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Diversity, stability and resilience of the human gut microbiota [2012]
” A rise above the optimum induces thermoregulatory mechanisms such as sweating to reduce it, and a descent below the optimum induces mechanisms such as shivering to increase it.  “
top 3 causes of night sweats

A microbiome dysfunction seems the most common cause with the bacteria involved likely producing more than normal amount of energy.

Night sweats are repeated episodes of extreme perspiration that may soak your nightclothes or bedding and are related to an underlying medical condition or illness.

Mayo Clinic – really helpful NOT,

Citizen Science?

Using contributed data and microbiomes we found these statistically significant:

Clearly, Barley with walnuts for breakfast is recommended. Licorice and Berberine also. For the latter two, inference suggests it may help

Bottom Line

In terms of formal science, we get no traction. In terms of citizen science, we came up with some concrete suggestions that are very low risk.