Nervous Sweating

If you sweat excessively due to anxiety or nerves, you might not have the medical condition hyperhidrosis, but rather suffer from nervous sweating

What Is Nervous Sweating?

Nervous Sweating

Does a first date, sales presentation or even the thought of it leave your armpits­­ sopping wet? Do you sweat at the idea of sweating alone?

If you sweat excessively due to anxiety or nerves, you might not have the medical condition hyperhidrosis, but rather suffer from nervous sweating.

Unlike stress, nervousness and anxiety generally stem from the fear of failure or potential embarrassment rather than the stressor itself. In other words, you become less aware of what you’re anxious about, and the reaction becomes the problem.

Sweating is a natural, evolutionary response to fear. When your body perceives a threat (even an imagined one like blowing your sales pitch), it triggers your flight-or-flight response, and all systems go.

Your heart rate and blood pressure spike, which raises your body temperature and brings on the sweating along with a foul smell that differs from exercise sweat.

The Effects Of Nervous Sweat

Effects of Nervous Sweating

Regardless of the clinical definition, if you sweat excessively when nervous, you may experience side effects similar to those with hyperhidrosis. In either case, worrying about an upcoming presentation or talking to an attractive person may leave your light blue dress shirt sullied with sweat marks that give away your nervousness.

In business, nervous sweating can be a career-breaker. The most successful salespeople and business leaders ooze confidence, and nervous sweating is the quickest way to destroy your aura of self-assurance.

Sweating can also impact how others see you. If you’re pitching a new client, your heavy sweating could make her question your credibility. The smell of nervous sweat alone is enough to influence others’ judgment of you. In fact, the smell of stress sweat affects the way others perceive you in terms of competence, confidence and trustworthiness, according to research by the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia.

Proactive Ways To Stop Nervous Sweating

Fear is a natural part of life. When thoughts or fear of failure become too overwhelming, you need a way to cope and curb an impending sweat event. Here are 4 ways to take control over your nerves the next time they strike:

  • Focused breathing
  • Visualizing success
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Staying hydrated
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How The Thompson Tee Conceals Nervous Sweat

You might sweat bullets when your nerves set in, but no one has to know.

Thompson Tee co-founders Billy and Randy spent more than 10 years developing the only patented sweat proof technology called Hydro-Shield, which is embedded in the underarms of every premium Thompson Tee to fight sweat all day long.

This lightweight layering system traps heat and moisture and allows it to evaporate rather than seep through to your outer layer – providing relief from wet marks and yellowing that quickly destroy your clothing and your confidence.

What are other people saying about The Thompson Tee?

Thompson Tee Withstands 150 Degree Weather

TV reporter Jason Pederson put the Thompson Tee to the test by exercising in 150 degree weather to definitively answer just that.

Check out his results after running 500 yards and hundreds of steps in a dress shirt and Thompson Tee.

Thompson Tee Customer Shares His Story

Working in corporate sales operations, Joe Dopirak was desperate for a solution to his embarrassing underarm sweating, but nothing seemed to work. Then he found the Thompson Tee.

Watch this video to learn how the Thompson Tee helped Joe subdue the effects of hyperhidrosis, avoid invasive treatments and medications and regain his confidence.

"Results may vary based on individual user and are not guaranteed."

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