Summary: Is your anxiety causing you to sweat more than normal? Here’s a deeper look at this issue.
You already know the basic principle of sweat: it’s our bodies’ natural defense against overheating. When we are exerting ourselves or in a high-temperature environment, our bodies use the ability to produce sweat to cool down. It’s the latent-heat principle, and it prevents important organs (like our brains) from being damaged by those high temperatures. But sometimes our sweating doesn’t seem to happen in connection to physical temperature—so what does it mean when our bodies start to sweat over something like stress?