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The impending hot flash alone is not all that women face with the onset of menopause . Menopause night sweats are well-known to women to make for many sleepless nights. To combat this inevitable hormonal phenomenon, you need to understand it well first.
We awake in the night dank and damp with our hearts racing and our pajamas and bedsheets drenched in perspiration. This isn’t just a matter of sleeping in an overheated environment or wearing pajamas too thick for the temperature; it is a matter of an irrationally abrupt and severe change in body temperature causing you to perspire profusely.
What Causes Menopause Night Sweats?
Hot flashes and night sweats usually go hand in hand during menopause. To differentiate, hot flashes are considered the intense heat and flushing you experience during the daytime hours. Night sweats usually happen when you are sleeping or during the nighttime hours. Essentially they are the same; they are just sometimes triggered for different reasons.
Night sweats are relatively easy to control. Certain changes in your lifestyle can rectify a night sweat before it actually happens. The first thing you need to do is to avoid any foods, caffeine, or alcohol for about 3 hours before you plan on going to bed. Also, you should avoid exercise, hot liquids, hot showers, or smoking for 3 hours before bedtime. This will help to relieve any triggers that may be associated with hot flashes and night sweats and aid in a good nights sleep.