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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 decade ago

How much sweat do we expel into our mattresses each night?

My friend in work says that we sweat upto 1 litre per night..... Thats sick isnt it? I'm buying a new bed if thats the case.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    your friend is prob right, but does it not depend on how hot we are. I mean some mornings u wake up drenched and others u wake up dry as a bone, might have summit 2 do with climate, do people in hot countries sweat more than say Eskimo's.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    You may lose a litre in the night, but it will not just be in sweat, you will lose some through breathing and maybe going to the toilet. However, that's why you should air your bed and leave the covers back when you go out in the morning and also why you need to have good ventilation around a bed..

    As to actual sweat that will be dependent on your body temperature, external temperature and humidity, how much you sweat and what you're doing in bed!

    Why not do an experiment and weigh yourself before going to bed and as soon as you get up (before going the loo!) The weight difference will be water loss. If you really wanted to be scientific, record it over several nights and conditions and see how it changes from hot to cool. You can make your own conclusions from this as to whether you need a new bed!.

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  • 1 decade ago

    a couple of pints a night - which is why it is bad to make the bed right away - you need to throw back the covers and let it air. It is also helpful to have an absorbant mattress protector - the waterproof ones make you sweat even more. The protector can be flung into the washing machine saving you from replacing your mattress. You also shed thousands of skin cells which are munched up by dustmites - this is probably a good thing if you think about it.

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  • 3 years ago

    How Much Sweat Per Night

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Hello,

    Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. Sweating helps the body stay cool. In most cases, it is perfectly natural. People sweat more in warm temperatures, when they exercise, or in response to situations that make them nervous, angry, embarrassed, or afraid.

    Excessive sweating occurs without such triggers. Persons with hyperhidrosis appear to have overactive sweat glands. The uncontrollable sweating can lead to significant discomfort, both physical and emotional. When excessive sweating affects the hands, feet, and armpits, it is called primary or focal hyperhidrosis. In most cases, no cause can be found. It seems to run in families.

    If the sweating occurs as a result of another medical condition, it is called secondary hyperhidrosis. The sweating may be all over the body or it may be in one area.

    In both cases you'll find on this site some good tips to solve your problem: http://hyperhidrosis.toptips.org

    Good Bye

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  • 1 decade ago

    Saw this on Brainiac. They took a brand new mattress and gave it to a couple for the night. The next day it was placed inside a room that had been de-humidified for 2 days. After 2 hours in an enclosed area of the room , the de-humidifier had extracted half-a-cup of brownish liquid.

    Sick, but thats why every mattress has bed-bugs, its what they feed on.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Eee that's a yeeky yakky thought! Maybe the chimpanzees have the right idea they make a new bed out of fresh leaves every night before they go to bed and coz we are genetically so similar to them but they have evolved further than we have they must have already been through the whole thing of permanent mattresses and decided it really wasn't very hygenic. Get down your nearest jungle now :-)

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  • 4 years ago

    This is the same technique I have taught over 138,000 men and women in 157 countries to successfully treat their excessive sweating condition over the past 7 years!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes that's absolutely right, that's why your matress should have a waterproof protection. just a sheet on the matress is not enough. you loose sweat/hair/skin particles.

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