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23 October 2020
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Night Sweats – Stay Cool at Night

Many people going through Menopause suffer from night sweats, while it isn’t limited to these individuals and anyone can suffer from them, it might be a sign of underlying health concerns, so it’s best to consult your GP if you are worried.

Night sweats can reduce sleep quality, concern partners, and lead to serious discomfort. As a result, it is natural to want to know more about their causes, and what you can do to treat them. Here are some of the causes of night sweats and some remedies that may help.

What is The Cause of Night Sweats?

Night sweats can have many causes, but one common cause is menopause. If you’re aged over 40 and can’t sleep for hours at night because of abnormal sweating, hot flushes might be your problem.

There are also some medications that can trigger sweats in people, such as, anti-depressants, aspirin and the steroid drug prednisolone. So we advise you to contact your GP if this concerns you.

While the most common causes for night sweats are anxiety, low blood sugar, alcohol or drug use and a harmless condition called hyperhidrosis, sometimes the cause of night sweats is unknown. This makes dealing with them much more complex. With our passion for sleep, we have put some tips together to help you get a full night’s sleep and remedy night sweats.

Tips and Solutions for Night Sweats

While there are no complete cures for night sweats, there are actions you can take to combat heavy sleep perspiration and get a better night’s sleep.

  1. Light sleepwear – Loose-fitting, light clothes are best to sleep in if you suffer from night sweats. Natural fabrics such as cotton are breathable, so even if you do get hot throughout the night it won’t cause as much discomfort.
  2. Try not to stress – While it’s much easier said than done, reducing anxious feelings can prevent sweating during the night. Try practising yoga, deep breathing or meditation before you sleep to calm you and allow you to wind down.
  3. Eat the right foods – Foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables, soy, fish and dairy products are known to have a cooling effect on the body. On the other hand, onion, garlic, caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods should be avoided.
  4. Sleep Vispring – Our range of mattresses contain natural materials, which have many benefits, one of which being their unparalleled breathability. You can find our full range here.

Vispring Mattress and Night Sweats

Vispring’s range of mattresses is made from only the finest natural materials, with highly breathable qualities to ensure for a cool sleep.

With airflow ventilation, air circulates throughout the mattress, the hand filled materials such as cotton and horsehair also makes them breathable and absorbent.

 

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Articles cited:

  1. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/night-sweats/

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