I have been having strange night sweats for the past few years and it just dawned on me that someone on here might have some insight. Quite often during the middle of the night I will wake up with my upper body dripping with sweat. Mostly on my face. What is strange about it is that while my legs and lower body are covered, it is just the exposed surfaces that sweats. You'd think that if it was too hot that the covered areas whould sweat too. I have wondered if this could be pre-menapause but I am only 42 years old and this has been going on for a long time. I may go several months without sweating then all fo a sudden I will do this for 3 or 4 nights straight. Any insight on this?