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Night Sweats: What Causes Them and How to Stop?

Night sweats are a common problem that can disrupt sleep and make it difficult to get a good night's rest. There are a number of factors that can contribute to night sweats, including hot weather, menopause, and certain medications. The type of bed you sleep on can also influence the likelihood of experiencing night sweats. This may be a good chance to change your sleep environment.

Choose Breathable Fabrics

The fabric of your bed sheets and pillowcases can play a role in how likely you are to experience night sweats. Choose breathable fabrics, such as cotton or linen, that will help to wick away moisture and keep you cool. Avoid synthetic fabrics, such as polyester, which can trap heat and make you sweat more.

Keep your Bedroom Cool

While a warmer bedroom may not be the cause of night sweats, it can trigger them. Research shows that the ideal temperature for sleep is between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a fan or air conditioner to keep your bedroom cool. You can also open a window to let in fresh air.

Replace Your Mattress

Depending on the mattress you have, it may retain heat unlike other materials, especially if they block airflow. If replacing your mattress is not an option, you can use a mattress topper. This can help improve the comfort of your bed and make it easier to sleep cool. Look for a mattress topper made with cooling materials, such as gel or memory foam.

Invest in New Bedding

Besides evaluating your mattress, consider changing your entire bedding. Maybe it's been on your list to give your bedroom a makeover or it's time for a replacement. New sheets are often made with breathable materials that allow air to circulate, which helps to keep you cool and are often less likely to trap heat. 

A new set of sheets can make your bed look more inviting while adding a touch of color and style to your bedroom, and it can also make it easier to relax and fall asleep. If you are struggling to sleep in hot weather, consider our selection of different colors, sets, pillowcases, and more!

Changes to Your Lifestyle

Eating a healthy diet. Eating a healthy diet can help to regulate your body temperature and reduce inflammation, both of which can contribute to night sweats.

Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine before Bed Alcohol and caffeine can both interfere with sleep and make you more likely to experience night sweats. Avoid consuming alcohol and caffeine in the hours leading up to bedtime.

Get Regular Exercise. Regular exercise can help to improve sleep quality and reduce the risk of night sweats. However, avoid exercising too close to bedtime, as this can make it difficult to fall asleep.

Big or small, these practical tips can help to reduce the risk of night sweats and improve your sleep quality. Changing your routine so that you are getting restful sleep and waking up ready to conquer the day often starts with changing the environment around you.