What to Consider When Suffering From Menopause and Night Sweats
Updated: Nov 7, 2022
Menopause is a time in a woman's life when her periods stop and she has hot flashes. One of the potential side effects of menopause is night sweats. Night sweats can be a symptom of menopause. When your body heats up you may become more wakeful which decreases slow wave sleep and rapid eye movement sleep. So you may not feel rested the next morning. There are many ways to help manage night sweats in menopause.
What helps with hot flashes at night?
1.) Sleep on your side as it alleviates some pressure from your throat and chest so it allows more room to breathe.
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2.) Increase ventilation in your room.
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3.The correct bedsheets for sweat and heat control.
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4.) When you sleep you generate new cells so that your body repairs itself. Your skin make collagen overnight which helps with wrinkles and fine lines.
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5.) Lack of sleep can increase blood pressure and effect stress hormones, less immune system strength, lack of mental acuity. Before sleeping some organic night tea can be a natural remedy.
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