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Night Sweats Are Some of the Most Bothersome Symptoms of Menopause

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Menopause almost seems like a dirty little secret that nobody wants to talk about, yet, it's inevitable for most women at some point in their lives. Everybody knows it's not uncommon for women to get hot flashes or experience night sweats, but until you've actually endured such a situation, you don't realize just how uncomfortable these commonalities can be. Night sweats are by far among the most bothersome of symptoms because they're not only uncomfortable for the people experiencing them, but they can be extremely uncomfortable for their partners, too.

What Triggers Menopause?

Let's start from the beginning. Before you can figure out if you need bedding for menopause, you need to understand if that's the problem you're currently experiencing. According to the National Institute on Aging, menopause typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 and can last anywhere from seven to 14 years on average. Bear in mind, however, that many women begin to experience the symptoms of menopause before their 40s, which could be genetic, triggered by medications, medical issues, or other factors.

Menopause occurs when the body's production of progesterone and estrogen — the two hormones made by the ovaries — begins to slow down. During this time, the hypothalamus — or the part of the brain that's responsible for temperature control within the body — is overcome with the responsibility to try to cool the body when it detects excessive heat. This, in turn, causes an increase in blood flow, triggering the body to send its natural cooling agent to take care of things: sweat.

While sweat is uncomfortable in general, it can be even more miserable in the nighttime hours.

Why Night Sweats Are an Awful Consequence of Menopause

Let's start with the obvious: You have no control over your night sweats. Let's say you've had a great day at work, relaxed with your partner, watched some TV, ate some dinner, and overall, enjoyed your waking hours. You wash your face, brush your teeth, and go to bed. While you're in dreamland, you suddenly begin to have nightmares that you're drowning in a swamp or have been overtaken by an ocean and you suddenly can't remember how to swim.

You wake up in a pool of water, only to realize it's all your own natural body fluid. You've endured another evening of night sweats.

It may sound dramatic, but this is exactly what it feels like for women who wake up drenched in their own sweat. Their hair is soaked, they're hot and freezing at the same time because they're covered in their own bodies' water, and they've saturated the sheets in which they were covered.

At best, it's uncomfortable. At worst, it can be completely mortifying, particularly if you've managed to find yourself next to a new partner who might not quite understand what's going on with your body.

This is just one reason menopause cool sheets are essential for women who are experiencing the change. Why? Great question!

At PeachSkinSheets, we're proud to offer a product that speaks to people of all ages. However, there's a certain place in our hearts for women who are dealing with hot flashes and night sweats. Our menopause sheets keep you cool while wicking away the moisture that comes from your body when you sweat. What's the difference? Normal cotton or other fabrics simply absorb sweat and liquid, which means you're left in a pool of your own moisture when you wake up. It's not only uncomfortable; it can become downright unsanitary. Let's not forget your partner if you're not sleeping alone. When women are experiencing menopause, their partners often have to deal with the repercussions of night sweats as well, since they're sharing sheets with the person who's suffering from the sweating.

With sheets that keep you cooler, your body's temperature will be regulated so you don't overheat at night. Plus, your partner will be able to enjoy his or her own comfort without feeling the effects of your nighttime hot flashes. Since our SMART fabric is luxurious and soft, the only difference you'll notice is how much better you sleep at night. PeachSkinSheets bedding is made of:

  • Temperature-controlled fabric that keeps hot sleepers cool without disturbing their partners;
  • Athletic-grade performance poly fiber that wicks away sweat and moisture so you're not left lying in a pool of your own liquid when you wake up;
  • Material that protects your mattress from bacteria and problems that can arise when moisture and sweat build up beneath the surface of your sheets;
  • Breathable fabric that doesn't feel claustrophobic or make bodies hotter than they should be while they're sleeping;
  • Fast-drying material that dries just as quickly in the dryer when you do your laundry as it does when it's beneath your body.

Hot flashes and night sweats are almost unavoidable for women who are going through menopause, but our menopause sheets can help make things better during the nighttime hours. Life is so much better when you can get a full night's rest and wake up rejuvenated and ready to start your day again without dripping with sweat from the night before. Now, you can take a shower before you go to bed and wake up ready to start your day without necessitating a second or third shower in a few hours' time span because PeachSkinSheets has your back — literally. Our goal is to make you comfortable, cool, and calm while you enjoy your shut-eye, and our fast-drying, moisture-wicking fiber formulation does just the trick.

If you're suffering the effects of this age-old situation, be sure you have menopause sheets to ensure your comfort and coolness during the nighttime hours. At PeachSkinSheets, we pride ourselves on high-quality fabrics that make menopause easier to deal with. Order your new sheets today!