Whether you’re going through chemotherapy or experiencing the change of menopause, you likely know the feeling: you wake up from a deep sleep, covered in sweat that’s completely soaked through your pajamas and even the sheets. You try to go back to sleep, but it seems impossible due to your uncontrollable sweating. If you suffer from night sweat episodes, you know how difficult they can be. Luckily, these simple tips will show you exactly how to manage your next bout of night sweats.
- Try to stop them before they start by cooling your body temperature before you get into bed. Take a cool bath or shower to help yourself relax and cool down, and then lower the temperature in your home to a few degrees colder than you keep it during the day.
- Invest in new sheets and bedding that are specifically targeted toward people with night sweats. Cool-jams™ carries cooling sheets and pillow cases that absorb heat from your body and release it back into your skin once you cool down, keeping your temperature regulated. We also offer cooling mattress toppers that you can use to replace your hot, heavy pillowtop mattress pad.
- Try wearing moisture wicking pajamas to fight night sweats as they happen. Our Cool-jams™ pajamas are made with a unique fabric blend that pulls moisture away from the skin and even combats the bacteria that causes odor. This will leave you feeling cool and dry, as well as smelling fresh all night long.
- Stay away from cigarettes, which are known to cause night sweats. Even if you don’t smoke yourself, just being around secondhand smoke can trigger night sweats.
- Don’t drink alcohol or caffeine for at least a few hours before you go to sleep. These substances are also known to cause night sweats or make your current symptoms worse.