My night sweats and hot flashes have been continually been getting better over the past month. I think my hormones are being nice to me and trying to balance out a bit…I hope so. 🙂 There are many factors that cause and initiate night sweats for me; my environmental, psychological and behavioral situations can transform me into a fish at night.
Here are some tips that work for my symptoms
• Wear loose clothing made of natural fibers to bed
• Keep the bedroom cool and well-ventilated
• Avoid spicy foods before bed
• Maintain a regular schedule before bed
• Avoid excessive caffeine…very difficult for a coffee-holic 🙂
• Exercise regularly, not before bed
I also keep a personal journal of the frequency of my night sweats and hot flashes and what I think might have caused them. This journal gives me an idea of how the night sweats and hot flashes were triggered and how to prevent it in the future. I noticed spicy foods and light night snacks equaled a sweaty night for me. Since realizing this I have been able to change my diet and have seen a difference.
It’s not always about what you are doing but what you aren’t doing. Since I began eating healthier and exercising I have also noticed a decrease in the intensity of them. I really believe that exercising is good for the entire body, I feel such achievement after every work out.
Emotional and behavioral tendencies also can cause night sweats. Here are a few that affect me-
• High stress situations
• Disturbing dreams- nobody enjoys a nightmare
I was shocked to find out 75% of menopausal women experience night sweats. I am glad I am not alone. Although my night sweats have been kinder to me lately, I love hearing about what other people do to control them. You never know when you need better techniques to deal with them.
Please leave a comment on how you control your night sweats and hot flashes.