My husband is 30 years old. He has always had night sweats to varying degrees however over the past 18 months he has been secreting an odor (only when he sleeps) that I have never encountered before. The best way I can describe the scent of it is ammonia... something sour mixed with ammonia. He seems unaware of it for the most part. The odor is so strong that I find it hard (sometimes impossible) to sleep in the same room as him and avoid going into the bedroom until hours after he has left it to give it time to air out. Does this sound like something that could/should be checked out? Is there anything we can do to get rid of the odor? He has had a couple of small kidney stones in the past couple of years; I'm not sure if that's related. He was seen by a doctor for his kidney stones and that doctor didn't warn us of anything like this... but I thought I'd include that anyways! Also, he is not on any medications.
Hi, i've done a bit of searching about this, the conclusion is that your husband should visit his doctor to try to get to the bottom of this... several potential causes are listed, such as bacteria & perspiration, diet, body odour, infection, hypoglycemia, neurological conditions, and the list goes on... in the mean time, to improve the sleeping environment, you should keep the room temperature low, your husband should wear breathable clothing, and although he may not be keen on this one, shaving his armpits will help! I hope you find the answers you need
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