How To Avoid Night Sweats To Sleep Well?

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Night sweats are frustrating as they can break your sleep easily. While these sweat breaks can be symptoms of several ailments such as menopause, cancer, hypoglycemia, hormone disorders and neurological conditions, it is generally triggered by sleeping conditions and environment. Keep your room ventilated, wear breathable clothes, avoid spicy food at night, use an AC and a breathable mattress to avoid night sweats. If it still occurs, make sure you see your doctor.

Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:

Night sweating or hot flashes can irritate you in the middle of the night. Although, most of the night sweating or hot flashes are not quite a threat, however, it can be a symptom of some serious medical conditions. There are many different medical causes for night sweats. Some of the known conditions that can cause night sweats are: Menopause (more prevalent), Idiopathic hyperhidrosis, infections, cancers, medications, hypoglycemia, hormone disorders and neurological conditions among others.

How do I get rid of my night sweats?

Use Cooling Appliances:Using the air conditioner is what most would prefer to prevent night sweats. However, if you don’t have one, an air cooler or a fan will also work.

Sleep in a well Ventilated Room: Most of the time night sweats occur due to the lack of circulation of hot air inside the room. Therefore, always sleep in a well-ventilated room, it will help you breath fresh air and also keep the room cool.

Choose the Right Night Wear: Avoid flannel and polyester nightwear, and tight clothes. Instead, opt for light, natural fabrics, like cotton.

Right Bed and Mattress: Higher thread count of your bed sheets, lowers the circulation of air .Sheets that have a lower thread count allow more air to flow through them, which helps release heat and keep you cooler. Choose sheets with a thread count of 300 or less.

Avoid Alcohol and Spicy Food: Drinking alcohol before bed can worsen nocturnal hot flashes and night sweats. Replace your evening cocktail with iced water or tea. It is also beneficial to avoid eating spicy foods prior to bedtime. Spicy foods can increase core temperature and exacerbate night sweats and hot flashes.

Note: If the night sweats persists for a week or more, do consult your doctor and find out the reasons before taking any further action.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Stephanie Nelson
Stephanie Nelson 5pts

Avoid milk and sugars foods before bed. Sugars set me into horrible flashes!

Krishna Chaudhuri
Krishna Chaudhuri 5pts

I usually wear a very thin camisole and leave my window open just a little. That usually works.

Kenya Lindsay
Kenya Lindsay 5pts

I've taken so many different things for hot flashes. The peppermint oil really works.

Jay Pullani
Jay Pullani 5pts

I seem to be opposite and feel frozen and chills despite duvet and extra blankets, even during the summer.

Nyayapathi Narayan
Nyayapathi Narayan 5pts

me dont sweat..but i drool when am sleeping! hahaha funny feeling every morning

Michelle Swanson
Michelle Swanson 5pts

thank you for this info. I will definately have to try this.

Rubi Cuevas
Rubi Cuevas 5pts

Open the window a little and get some fresh air and get a cold glass of water...this happens to me....not sure why but this helps me

Wilde Flower
Wilde Flower 5pts

Its just shows we are still alive!! if we dont sweat means were dead ,

Kenya Lindsay
Kenya Lindsay 5pts

Or u can add peppermint oil to water in a spray bottle and spray it on your neck, arms, etc.... Works like a charm.!!!!

Tonya Grubbs
Tonya Grubbs 5pts

When I'm on my monthly I get hot n cold sweats. Does any other woman out there do this to? Please let me know. It's horriable. I'm weak, I'm depressed, cry cry cry. It's a feeling I can't explain. But... It's only on my period. As soon as it's gone I'm back to myself.

Tammy Bateman-ramey
Tammy Bateman-ramey 5pts

No, it doesn't. However eating right, exercising and sometimes meds to help with raging emotions , sweating or freezing in a 5min span and best of all turning into Darth Vader is not what I cl fun.

Ayurveda 5pts

True.. sometime nothing works! :(

Jacqueline Organ
Jacqueline Organ 5pts

Nothing works for me. Even with window fan on high in 10 degree weather!

Jennifer Scharbach
Jennifer Scharbach 5pts

I got some ideas from Prescription for Nutritional Healing and their commentary on menopause. Depending on your cause, the suggestions would be different. ... This article was way too superficial for my tastes. Typically, when docs refer to night sweats, they usually aren't referring to every time someone overheats at night. That's simple sweating, and although its at night, its different. ... There definitely ARE more good ideas out there, but you might have to do some digging to discover them.

Marie Savu
Marie Savu 5pts

stop eating sugar and coffee , chocolate after noon...

Terri Cusson
Terri Cusson 5pts

I was hoping for some ayurveda treatnent , herb, something. All your "suggestions are common sense things I can think of myself.

Calisurfer 5pts

Terri, I have used Black Cohosh for many years.  I take one in the morning and one at night.  I buy it at Vitamin Shoppe or Vitacost. Make sure that it's "Standardized" Black Cohosh.  You will be amazed.  It works about 98% of the time for me however, I have other issues that give me hot flashes waking up sopping wet. 

Good luck.