Let’s face it, hot flashes during menopause are pretty much inevitable. They occur when the body produces a sudden rush of adrenaline and are often accompanied by excessive sweating and rapid heartbeat. Thankfully, there are a few simple things you can do to help keep your hot flashes in check. Temperature control solutions, such as purchasing a pair of cooling pajamas or running an air conditioner, are essential to helping the body keep cool during sudden onset hot flashes. Here are some more great ideas:
- Grab a pair of pajamas for menopause — Menopause-friendly clothing is especially helpful for women who have severe hot flashes and nights sweats. Our moisture-wicking menopause pajamas are built with proprietary fabric that keeps your body cool and dry throughout the night.
- Try out cooling bedding — Temperature-regulated bedding, especially cooling sheets, are a simple way to cool down your sleep environment to counterbalance the effects of hot flashes and night sweats. Cool-jams™ cool bedding absorbs heat so you don’t get too hot at night.
- Mind the body — Certain substances are proven to increase the intensity and likelihood of hot flashes and night sweats. Avoid tobacco and caffeine if you’re experiencing intense hot flashes. Naturally, you shouldn’t drink hot liquids if you sense a hot flash coming on.
- Dress in layers — An unexpected hot flash can cause a lot of disruption in your day-to-day life, so consider dressing in layers even if it’s especially cold out. This way, you can remove clothing as needed in the event of a hot flash.
- Eat in small spurts — Interestingly, the body typically experiences a surge in heat when it’s attempting to digest large amounts of food. It’s best to have smaller and more frequent meals during menopause and perimenopause to avoid this phenomenon.