Have you found yourself waking up at night or in the morning and finding your sheets stained with sweatc Do you feel clammy or sticky when you sleepc If so, you are experiencing night sweats. Night sweats are suffered by a great number of people, and there are quite a few remedies for it. More likely than not, when you sweat excessively during sleep, you also sweat excessively while awake, even without performing strenuous physical activity or without being in a hot environment. Here are some tips on how to reduce sweating at night.
Choose your fabrics well. Some fabrics are not breathable, meaning they do not allow air to flow through easily. This means air is trapped, and any heat you release from your body gets trapped as well. Choose sheets and blankets that are breathable. If you must, sleep without blankets or without clothes. This may seem rather strange, but the difference in terms of temperature may be enough to keep you from triggering your own sweat responses. These methods may be difficult to employ in areas where nights can get cold, so use your common sense before trying this one out.
It is also possible to find sweat wicking pajamas. These clothes for sleeping are able to absorb more moisture, meaning that your sweat does not stay on your skin and instead is absorbed. This will not necessarily reduce the amount of sweat you produce during sleep, but it will help you get better sleep. These need to be washed just a little more carefully than normal clothes though.
If you find that the smell of your sweat is affecting your sheets, then you might want to try taking a shower at night, about an hour before going to sleep. Dry your body and hair properly before lying down. You may find that you reduce sweating at night, or reduce the resulting smells.
Lastly, it is possible that your night sweats are indicative of some underlying medical or hormonal condition. Night sweats are associated with tuberculosis, HIV infection, menopause, thyroid and pituitary gland issues, some cancers, hypoglycemia, and nightmares. You may have to go to a doctor or psychiatrist to find out if any of these or other related ailments are present in your situation. As always, if it has something to do with your body and you are not sure what it is, get a health professional’s opinion.