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January 11, 2023

Problems with Night Sweats? 9 Tips that could help.

Have you ever been so hot that you began sweating profusely? Do you long for cool nights? Sleeping in a hot environment or using too many blankets can contribute. In addition to certain medical conditions, night sweats may also be caused by other factors. Approximately 75% of perimenopausal women report having regular night sweats. Some medical conditions can also cause sweating, such as pregnancy, menopause, inflammatory bowel disease, HIV, tuberculosis, and breast cancer treatment.

How can you relieve night sweats? Let's discuss remedies to improve your quality of life and help you sleep better.

Wear Cooling Pajamas or Wicking Sleepwear

Cooling pajamas are the real all-stars when it comes to making sleep infinitely more enjoyable. Taking a cool shower or drinking some ice water before bedtime may be a good idea, but it is not as effective as cooling pajamas. In the same manner, as our favourite cooling sheets, moisture-wicking, breathable pajamas are specifically designed for hot sleepers (though they can be worn by everyone).

There is no denying that night sweats are disruptive to restful sleep, no matter what the cause is. Sleep deprivation, damp feeling, and discomfort may awaken you. Sleepwear designed specifically for night sweats is one way to manage them. With cooling pajamas, moisture is moved away from your skin to keep you cool and comfortable helping you achieve better sleep all night long. Try adding or removing clothing throughout the night with light layers, like moisture wicking pajama pants and long sleeve pajamas. Try the best women's pj set for night sweats, Lusomé.

Increase Your Daily Exercise

Exercising more can help you lose weight and balance your hormones so you sleep better. Maintain a regular exercise schedule during the day to avoid excessive sweating at night. Researchers found that women who jog for 45 minutes four or five times a week and experience night sweats showed a marked reduction in hot flashes when they exercised 45 minutes a day, four or five times a week. Try not to exercise right before bedtime and ensure your body has plenty of time to cool down after work out.

Eat and Drink Healthy

Daily exercise is only enough if you're healthy on the inside. How you feel is directly related to what you eat and drink. Consider eating more water-rich foods at night if you're always hot. They'll help your body cool off and eliminate toxins. Stay hydrated, too!

You can cool down with these water-dense foods:

  • Cucumber
  • Watermelon
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple

Avoid Food or Drink Triggers

Additionally, keep a food diary to figure out what triggers your night sweats and what you can do about it. You can begin heat with these foods and drinks:

  • Caffeinated drinks like coffee and tea
  • Alcohol
  • Processed, fatty or spicy foods
  • Onions and garlic

Turn the Thermostat Down

To get the best sleep, a bedroom should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Hence, turning your thermostat down might help your body get ready for bed. In addition, if your room is cold, you are more likely to experience deep sleep. You can combat insomnia by sleeping in a cool room because cooler environments lowers body temperature, which then slows your metabolism. This minimizes your energy expenditure during sleep, and decreases your chances of waking up in the middle of the night.

Swap Bedding and Pajama Sets

Hot sleepers can replace bedding with temperature-regulating bedding. In addition to temperature-regulated sheets, you may also think of incorporating cooling pajamas or a moisture wicking pajama set. (see Lusomé above)

Hormone Therapies

Hot flashes and night sweats are often a result of estrogen and progesterone production decreasing as we age. If you can tolerate hormones, hormone treatments can be effective.

Talk to your doctor before taking hormone replacement therapy since they've been linked to severe side effects (like blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks).

Mind-Body Therapies

Some women have found relief from persistent night sweats and hot flashes by meditating, yoga, or acupuncture. Find classes in your area or watch YouTube videos about meditation and yoga.

Herbal Supplements

Herbal supplements claim to relieve night sweats naturally. Among them:

  • Black cohosh
  • Red clover
  • Ginseng
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Dong Quai

Don't take these "natural" remedies without consulting your doctor. Some drugs could cause unexpected side effects (like liver damage) or contradict other medicines.

Other Reasons You May Have Night Sweats

There are a few common causes of night sweats:

  • Menopause
  • Anxiety
  • Hyperhidrosis (chronic sweating)
  • Certain medications
  • Hot weather
  • Some medical conditions,(cancer, hypoglycemia, hormone disorders and certain infections.)

Contact your doctor for alternative treatment options if you sweat a lot and don't know why.

Stay Cool and Comfy All Night With Lusomé Pajamas Sets

It's easier than ever to stay cool and dry, especially when it comes to night sweats, thanks to new temperature-regulating technologies. It's essential to keep in mind that these remedies work differently with different body types and conditions.

You'll stay comfortable all night with Lusomé sleepwear. The best pajama set for night sweats. Sleepwear from Lusomé is incredibly soft, comfortable, and lightweight - so you'll sleep like a baby. Experience the intuitive thermoregulation of Lusomé pajamas to help with your night sweats today.