Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stopping Night Sweat Causes by Lynsey Carter

Have you ever been woken up during your peaceful night-time sleep because of your excessive night sweats causes? Many people do complain of having this problem. Both men and women suffer alike, there are no favorites when you have sweating sleep. This condition is very annoying as it will leave the sufferer with saturated bedclothes, sheets etc, and the even worse feeling of being woken up by the condition which is an interruption to their sleep.

All this interruption to your sleep can cause stress sweating, even sleep apnea, and most definitely morning tiredness. And worst of all, you will not have slept well so your stress levels will remain high causing you to continue to on with morning sweating, creating another day of excessive sweating before the day is done! All because you were unable to have a sweatless night's sleep.

There has to be a much better way than waking up during the night in what can feel like a sweat puddle. And there is!

There are several things you could try to alleviate these night-time sweats, so that you sweat less, so now lets have a look at them, these could be your sweating solutions, so -

1. Maybe you could try sleeping naked, without pajamas that is, so that your body is not restricted and your body heat is not trapped in such a close layer of clothing. The more you cover your body, the more it has to contend with, and the more chance there is of your body heating up. It could feel uncomfortable for you at first if you aren't used to sleeping 'in the buff', but give it a go, it costs nothing to try;

2. Try not to use too many blankets / doonas / comforters / on your bed. Just start off with a covering sheet over you, cotton preferably not flannelette. But if you find you get too cool during the night put only one extra cover on at a time, and keep doing so if you continually get cold, until you find your 'happy medium' of cover;

3. Try to keep your bedroom as-cool-as-possible, either with air-conditioning or with fans. That way your body does not get put into a situation where it could overheat. If you have heating in your house or bedroom, perhaps lower it before going to bed so that your body isn't heated or stressed prior to going to sleep;

4. And make sure you prepare all of these above conditions before getting into bed so that you can approach your sleep in a relaxed and confident manner that will assist in keeping your body core temperature cool. The more relaxed you are prior to bedtime, the more chance you have of getting to sleep easier and sooner.

If you feel that you have been too agitated to go to sleep, then get out of bed, maybe take a cool shower, or go and sit in your lounge or sitting room, without the t.v. on. The last thing you want to happen is that you get so tired that you end up having fatigue sweating, which will only make matters worse for you. You do not want to have any stimulation but to be calm and cool down before going back to bed. Give yourself at least half an hour, although an hour would be better, of relaxation time before going back to bed.

If you find that trying to calm yourself before bed is a little difficult, then brew yourself a nice cup of chamomile tea about one hour before bed. Chamomile has a wonderful calming affect, although not the best tasting tea, it can be of great assistance in relaxing your nerves and mind. ( Chamomile is used medicinally to treat sore stomach, irritable bowel syndrome, and as a gentle sleep aid. It is also used as a mild laxative and is anti-inflammatory and bactericidal. It can be taken as a herbal tea, two teaspoons of dried flowers per cup of tea, or even a single teabag, which should be steeped for ten to fifteen minutes while covered to avoid evaporation of the essential volatile oils - Wikipedia )

Copyright (c) 2010 Lynsey Carter