Colmfan, How long were you drinking for,what were you drinking and how much a day?These answers will help all of us to help you.sweating when you sleep is part of alcoholism and doe`s not end the day you stop drinking . After you consume alcohol it is coverted to a simple sugar in the body, and sugar gives you a rush even though you`re sleeping that can cause profuse sweating. Another clinical reason for extreme sweating when sleeping is called "night terrors" these are terrible thoughts and dreams you cannot remember when you wake up but still cause sweating. Talk to a doctor about your life style and stop drinking, alcohol related deaths are #1 in my opinion as the cause of one`s death.Alcohol is a toxin and is not fit for human consumption, again my opinion, it causes the most automotive related deaths, mouth.throat,liver,kidney,stomach cancers etc, need I continue.So many lives cut short for a short high.peace.fitz."Doin whats gotta get done".