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That's not what night sweats are. Night sweats are caused by menopause or certain medical conditions. It's where you sweat PROFUSELY while you sleep, then wake up drenched and cold and your bedding and clothes are so wet they need to be changed.
Fun, ain't it? I got on premature perimenopausal dose of estrogen cream due to an orgasm issue and wow, the sweating is gone! So are the hot flashes in the day time. It's amazing. I don't know if I would have taken it just for the night sweats and hot flashes, but it is a nice side effect.
I also had to cut my dose of estrogen due to an insurance problem. The climax issue came back. I got back on my regular dose and it's better. It's wonderful what the proper proportion of hormones can do.
I think the OP is simply referring to regular sweating during the night. If an 18 year old is having actual perimenopausal night sweats, she needs to see her GYN immediately. A few years before you expect perimenopause is one thing, but having it happen decades before it should happen could be problematic.
The only time I had sweating at night before this was during pregnancy.