How to combat night sweats and sleep better all year round
Normally when we sleep, our body tends to lower its temperature drastically, way below the average while we are awake and active, so night sweats are an indication that the body is seeking to regulate its temperature. Night sweats can be caused by a variety of factors, and affect both men and women. Waking up sweaty in the middle of the night can be uncomfortable for many people, thus reducing the quality of sleep and causing serious discomfort. Since getting a good night’s rest is vital for our health, it is important to find the right measures to combat them and regain restful and continuous sleep. Here are some tips:
1. Adjust your lifestyle
You may want to consider changes to your daily habits such as watching what you eat. Avoid caffeine, spicy foods, alcohol, and foods that can cause spikes in body temperature and induce sweating. Drink more cool water, this helps maintain a more pleasant temperature.
2. Utilize breathable fabrics
To reduce the sensation of heat, it’s important to choose fabrics that are made of breathable fabrics such as cotton or linen. When buying a new pajama, make sure it is made of these materials.
3. Replace your mattress
Certain mattresses are more likely to retain heat than others. However, if you don’t want to replace the mattress another alternative is to use a mattress protector. The BSensible TENCEL mattress protector has a surface that is exceptionally smooth and gentle to the skin. Its fabric made of natural origin fibers keeps the surface dry and fresh due to its excellent moisture management that, consequently, reduces bacterial growth.
4. Invest in new bedding
If night sweats are becoming a problem, you may want to consider changing your bedding. Cool, waterproof, and breathable sheets can help relieve body heat. Our POLARIS waterproof and cooling fitted sheets are excellent as they reduce the temperature of the user’s skin to around 1°C, achieving a significant improvement in comfort.
5. Sleep in a cooler bedroom
For women who suffer from night sweats related to menopause, it is a good idea to change your sleep environment. Keep the thermostat at a lower temperature to avoid heat from building up around your body during the night. A warm room can be nice, but it can trigger or facilitate night sweats.
In addition to these quick and effective remedies, you may also want to talk to a doctor to check the health issues that can be associated with night sweats. Rest assured that in the meantime using cooling and natural-origin fabrics will make an improvement and help you sleep better.