The summer heat has come in full force, which is great news for replenishing our vitamin D, but not ideal if you suffer from hot flushes and night sweats. The evenings seem to be a challenge even if you’re non-menopausal, but add in those uncomfortable symptoms and it seems near impossible to get a decent night’s sleep! We want to make life easier for you, so follow these tips for sleeping better during the height of Summer.
Drink Plenty of Water Throughout the Day
We can’t stress this enough, but drinking a sufficient amount of water throughout the day can seriously impact the intensity of night sweats. If you’ve got a small bladder and struggle to sleep the night through without visiting the bathroom, stop drinking in the early evening. As long as you’ve stayed well hydrated throughout the day, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Choose the Right Bed Sheets
Bed sheets can make all the difference, choosing a natural fibre like cotton is better than something synthetic (synthetics tend to trap heat). You might also want to consider investing in a breathable or absorbent sheet. The latter helps to prevent you waking up covered in sweat and a breathable sheet is designed to prevent perspiration from occurring in the first place. Of course, these things aren’t going to address the night sweats themselves, but they are helpful steps in making life a little less difficult.
Try Daily Exercise
Exercise is proven to help reduce the intensity of hot flushes and night sweats. It might seem counter-intuitive to break a sweat, but doing so on a daily basis could pay off. However, a brisk walk isn’t enough, you need to try something that really gets your blood pumping; Zumba, spinning class, jogging etc,.
Get a Better Mattress
In the same way that your bed sheets have an impact on night sweats, so does your mattress. For example, a memory foam mattress is a big culprit! They are made entirely of synthetic materials and therefore can’t regulate temperature. They actually use your body heat to mould to your body, therefore they could be contributing to your night sweats.
Watch What You Eat for Dinner
Avoid eating spicy foods for your evening meal. Even if you’ve not made the connection between spicy food and hot flushes, it’s worth avoiding them in you’re suffering badly at night.
Wear LaBalance 24/7
In this heat, it might be tempting to remove your LaBalance device during the night to avoid wearing underwear. LaBalance must be worn 24/7 to have the desired effect. Removing LaBalance for more than showering/bathing can unbalance your ANS (autonomic nervous system) causing all of your symptoms to return.
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