How To Deal With Night Sweats?

Posted by Brenan Okumu on

Let’s be real, we all want a cool, comfortable sleep. With so many things that take up our time and energy, the least we can do is make sure to get the best sleep possible. One of the ways to get a good night’s rest is to sleep cool. However, this isn’t always easy to come by for those that deal with night sweats. 

Night Sweats can make the process of sleeping tiresome. Internally or externally, waking up due to sweating can be a bit of a drag. However, we can help you determine the culprit of them and figure out ways to not let them get in the way again. 

What are Night Sweats?

Night Sweats is any excessive sweating that happens during sleep. Different from simply sleeping hot, night sweats are considered a repeated issue and considered heavy enough to soak through clothes and/or bedding. As previously stated, night sweats can make sleep uncomfortable due to it being a hassle from constantly waking up. 

What Causes Night Sweats and How to Deal With Them? 

For each person, night sweats are caused by a variety of factors. Here are a few reasons why -  

1. Pre-Existing Conditions

Whether it might be some sort of hormonal imbalance, a recent infection, or a symptom of a current condition, your night sweats might be caused due to an internal issue. The following conditions have been known to be linked with night sweats -

  • Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cancers (including leukemia, lymphoma and prostate cancer)
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • Hyperthyroidism (also known as an overactive thyroid)
  • Obesity
  • Menopause
  • Serious infections, such as endocarditis and tuberculosis
  • Sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea
  • Hyperhidrosis.

If this is the case, it is best to seek medical attention if the night sweats become persistent. Rather than play the guessing game of what might be the root cause, a medical professional will help narrow down the problem and offer solutions to help lead you to a drier sleep.  

2. Sharing a Mattress

Maybe you might sleep with a partner, a child, or even a pet. While you might enjoy the company of someone else, your body temperature might not be prepared for a slumber party. Sharing a mattress with others might cause the temperature of the mattress to rise and ultimately cause you and the rest of the sleepers on the mattress to sweat. 

If you do share a mattress with someone else, check the temperature in the room and  adjust it if need be. If the room temperature is a non-issue, try switching out the current accessories for something that will allow everyone to sleep cooler.

One of the ways to sleep cool is having the right accessories at your disposal.  One of them being a memory foam pillow, like the Bear Pillow. These cooling foam pillows are hypoallergenic and allow you to sleep cool no matter your sleep position. With these pillows, along with a breathable sheet set, each person sharing the mattress can remain cool and comfortable throughout the night. 

3. Working Out Prior To Bedtime

Who doesn’t like a good workout? Maybe you have a busy morning/afternoon where the only time you can find the room to exercise is in the evening. Depending on your intensity, it might take a while before your body cools down afterwards. 

If possible, try spacing out your workout and bedtime routine from each other. That way you have time to recover before bed.  Also, another way of cooling down is taking a shower some time after the workout. For we all know that sleep is important and we need to prioritize it just as we do our workouts.  

4. Having the Incorrect Mattress and Needing an Upgrade

As we know not all mattresses are created equal. Some mattresses do indeed sleep hot and do not promote proper cooling. The wrong mattress can interrupt not only your comfort but your body temperature as well. 

If your mattress doesn’t promote cooling, switch it out for one that does. One recommendation is a mattress like the Elite Hybrid, that has copper foam. The Elite Hybrid has a copper-infused comfort layer to draw away unwanted heat; as well as zoned-support foam to allow for maximum airflow. With a mattress like the Elite Hybrid, you’ll be able to get that cool, comfortable sleep that you’ve been missing out on. 

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