“NIGHT IS ACTUALLY A VERY COMMON TIME FOR SKIN TO ITCH
as there’s less distraction, it’s warm in bed and you might have had a bath or alcohol, which can aggravate some skin conditions,” explains Dr Adam Sheridan. This normally isn’t anything to worry about but some itchy skin symptoms should be checked out. “Itching of the palms or soles of the feet that occurs at night can be assign of a form of liver disease and occurs when bile salts build up in the skin. There’s also a problem called polycythaemia, which is a disorder of the red blood cells leading to the sluggish circulation that causes itching in the lower legs, feet and hands.”
Also consider whether your itching started after you changed washing powder – or started taking a new nighttime medication. Both can cause reactions that trigger nocturnal itching.