Though some women fly through menopause with ease, most deal with some sort of uncomfortable symptoms. Perhaps two of the most common side effects of menopause are night sweats and hot flashes. They both make women warm, sweaty and uncomfortable-three things which also happen to make it incredibly difficult to get a good night's sleep. And as anyone who's gone on little sleep knows, being tired every morning when you wake up can really start to impact all areas of your life in a negative way.
So how can you take control of your sleep cycle once again? Try these tips for lessening the severity of hot flashes and night sweats during menopause:
- Watch what you eat and drink: Certain foods and beverages can actually trigger hot flashes or night sweats. If you want to get a good night's sleep, it's smart to avoid these items. Find out what they are in this video.
- Use special bedding and clothing: Did you know that Cool-jams offers a wide selection of sheets, blankets and pillows which actually help to regulate your body temperature? Plus, you can use Cool-jams' moisture-wicking pajamas to stay dry when night sweats strike again. Find out more about these innovative products in the video.
- Check your medications: Some prescriptions and over-the-counter meds can make night sweats worse. You'll want to talk to your doctor to find out which ones might be causing these menopausal symptoms to interfere with your sleep.
Women going through menopause don't have to just accept that they won't sleep well during menopause. Watch the video to get practical steps for getting better sleep despite hot flashes and night sweats. A few new Cool-jams products and avoiding certain foods, drinks and medications could be all it takes!