How To Stop or Lessen Night Sweats
Upon having any of these hidden conditions night sweats are likely to occur sometimes. There are many ways in which the frequent occurring of night sweats and their intensity can be minimized.
Lower Your Bedroom Temperature:
As mentioned earlier the ideal temperature of the bedroom should be in mid-60s degrees Fahrenheit. If you are having a health condition where you are hot most of the time then you have to lower the temperature so as to have a comfortable sleep.
Get A Fan For Your Bedroom:
If you have a fan in your bedroom it makes a lot of difference in the room temperature. It cools down and circulates air so you can have a good sleep.
Sleep Without Clothes:
If you sleep with less clothes on and when they are lightweight then you feel a lot less hot. But if you prefer to have no clothes on while sleeping it is the best idea as the body tends to cool down soon and the body can regulate the temperature and so you will not get either too hot or cold.
If you don’t like to sleep without clothes then you can wear light clothes which are breathing easy so you can have a good night’s sleep.
Use less amount of Bedding:
Sleeping with very less bedding is a good idea and use cotton and sheets made up of any material that can breathe is good to use.
Invest In A Cool Mattress:
Some mattresses are cooler when compared to others and the cool mattresses can be used for sleeping. Do not use low-quality foam mattress as they do not circulate heat but traps the heat. Try to use quality mattresses that are hybrid which has a cooling system where there are layers which are filled with gel. These types of mattresses circulate the heat and remove it and thus making it cool to sleep on.
You also can top up your mattress with cooling pads and toppers and use a cool pillow for your head to rest on. This way you can stay cool.
Reduce Your Stress:
Being always stressed out will make your nervous system overloaded and it has a direct bearing on your sleep. When the nervous system is overloaded then body temperature rises making you feel energetic.
When you lower down the stress levels during the day time than during the night your body will stay cool.
During the day taking mental breaks to maintain good health is a good idea. Doing yoga or having aroma sessions and listening to music which is soothing will calm you down and also helps in keeping cool.
Eat Well And Exercise:
Always have a healthy diet to maintain correct body weight. Never be obese as extra layers of fat in the body will heat up the body and it is very difficult for the body to regulate the temperature. Exercising regularly and staying healthy by eating nutritious food and being active will lessen the stress levels and also keeps the body in good condition.
Don’t Drink Alcohol Before Bed:
Do not drink alcohol as it can cause damage to the body and cause sleep disturbances. It causes drowsiness and the body will raise its temperature to counter the effects of alcohol and this makes you wake up early and this can cause night sweats.
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Keep Coldest Water Bottle By The Bed:
Always drink a glass of water that is cool when going to bed. You also can have iced water or ice cubes to cool yourself quickly just in case you wake up feeling very hot. You can use cool spray or wet towel soaked in cold water.
When Is It Time To See A Doctor About Your Night Sweats?
When a person changes the sleepwear or the bedroom is made cooler then night sweats disappear.
Even after making changes you see no change in night sweats and they are still there then it is high time to see a doctor. Then the doctor will diagnose and prescribe the right medicines.
Always maintain a sleep diary in which you can record sleep patterns and the frequency at which night sweats occur and any symptoms that occur during the day or night. Don’t forget to record details about diet and exercise. Show them to your doctor for better diagnosis and better treatment.