If you suffer from night sweats or night hot flashes, or know someone who does, here are some ways you can manage them.
I’ve been suffering from hot flashes for 5 years now and especially at night.
I have to change cotton t-shirts 3 times or I’ll get a stiff back in the morning.
I sweat from the neck down to my feet but where it s most bothering is the chest. And when i say sweat i mean wet wet wet.
What would you recommend for me to buy?
Thanx a million for your answer!
Managing Night Sweats
good to hear from you and thanks so much for your question!
i’m so sorry to hear about your night-time hot flashes, but let’s see if we can find a way to make them less uncomfortable for you.
your best bets are to:
(1) switch from a purely cotton undershirt to something that is a blend of cotton and poly (or another synthetic). the more sweat your undershirt holds through the night, the more uncomfortable you will likely feel.
(2) switch to a lighter weight cotton undershirt. most standard undershirts are made with fabric this is around 150gsm, if you go to something notably lighter, like closer to 100gsm, the undershirt may not feel as soaked and uncomfortable than something that absorbs more sweat.
for #1 & #2 above, checkout this article:
(3) try layering a lightweight ribbed tank top under an undershirt. the ribbed tank top doesn’t have sleeves, and usually wears a bit cooler than a full undershirt. maybe that extra ventilation around your arms will reduce the amount of sweat that gets produced by your hot flashes.
(4) try layering a lightweight “wicking” undershirt under a lightweight “absorbing” undershirt. the first layer will pull sweat away from your skin, while the second layer will prevent so much sweat from hitting your sheets.
in addition to the above, you may want to keep an eye out on this product (or similar):
if/when available, wearing the wristfy peltier bracelet may give you enough “cooling” sensation to trick your body into not sweating as much during the night. i just read they raised $500k, and hoping to have a product out later in 2016.
hope the above information helps you manage your night sweats more effectively.
please do keep me posted and let me know if anything above helps you stay more comfortable.