Have you ever woken up in the middle of a dream about going swimming with your clothes on — only to realize it wasn't really a dream? Your pajamas, bedding and body are soaked through in real life, thanks to night sweats ... ugh! While real night swimming is refreshing, night sweats are not.
If you've ever had this experience, you're definitely not alone. Almost 3 percent of people regularly experience nighttime sweating that's severe enough to completely drench their clothing and bedding. Also known as sleep hyderhidrosis, night sweats can make getting a good night's sleep seem impossible.
When you're experiencing night sweats, finding a comfortable temperature — not too hot, not too cold, and especially not too wet — seems like an elusive dream. Poor-quality sheets make the problem worse by trapping moisture next to your body, leaving you feeling alternately damp, clammy, too warm and too cool. It's a vicious cycle that robs you of restful sleep.
If you're one of the many people who experience night sweats, how can you get some relief? Luckily, that's where sheets for night sweats come in. The Smart Fabric that makes up these sheets wicks moisture away, regulating your body temperature and helping you get a good night's sleep.
Let's take a look at the causes of night sweats and explore the solution:
MENOPAUSE— HORMONAL IMBALANCE
When women go through menopause, a majority experience flushes of intense heat, often accompanied by increased sweating. When hot flashes happen during the night, the result is soaked sheets and disturbed sleep. Hot flashes at night are common; more than a third of menopausal women experience night sweats. Premenopausal women can experience night sweats too, which underlies the importance of using menopause sheets at any age to regulate body temperature at night.
Hormonal imbalances can cause both hot flashes and night sweats. Pregnant women and individuals going through puberty may also experience night sweats thanks to hormone levels, as can individuals with diabetes or thyroid disease. Other hormone issues that may lead to extra-sweaty sleep include:
- Carcinoid syndrome
- Adrenal failure
Fortunately, you can overcome the sticky, damp sensation by using moisture-wicking sheets to help with menopause symptoms. These super-soft sheets control body temperature changes caused by those pesky hormones.
ILLNESS - MEDICATION
Hormones aren't the only culprit. Certain illnesses or medications may cause night sweats as well.
If you're fighting off an infection or illness, your body may react by sweating at night. In some cases, these nighttime sweats may last for days (or even weeks!) after the bug has already come and gone. Conditions linked to night sweats include:
- Febrile illnesses
- Pyogenic abscess
Certain medications may also cause night sweats, such as:
- Acid reducers like esomeprazole and omeprazole
- Antibiotics like ciprofloxacin
- Antidepressants like buproprion, buspirone, citalopram, paroxetine and sertraline
- Antivirals like acyclovir
- Cardiovascular disease medications like amlodipine, atorvastatin and lisinopril
- Fever reducers like aspirin, acetaminophen and naproxen sodium
- Hypoglycemic agents like glipizide and insulin
- Hormone therapy treatments, especially those used in cancer treatment
- Pain relievers like hydrocodone
- Steroids like prednisolone
The good news? PeachSkinSheets are designed to regulate body temperature and offer relief from night sweats caused by illness or medication! These special sheets wick moisture away, preventing you from feeling damp and drenched.
NATURAL HOT SLEEPERS — LIFESTYLE FACTORS
If you're checking the "none of the above" box so far, you might just be one of those sleepers who are simply naturally warm. About 5 percent of people have a condition known as idiopathic hyperhidrosis. This disorder doesn't seem to be related to any underlying identifiable medical issues or external factors, but it does cause excessive sweating that can take place at any time, in any temperature.
Or perhaps you can blame your parents for your tendency to sweat at night; recent studies have linked a genetic variation in some women to night sweats. This gene is linked to the area of the brain that controls hormones and may be connected to an increased risk of hot flashes and night sweats.
Lifestyle factors may also play a role in night sweats. Exercising, eating spicy foods or drinking hot beverages within a few hours of bedtime may act as triggers. An excessively warm house may contribute to the risk, as can stress, anxiety and not drinking enough water.
The good news? Moisture-wicking sheets designed for night sweats can help you sleep comfortably, no matter the cause.
FINALLY: A SOLUTION TO NIGHT SWEATS
So what's a person afflicted with night sweats to do? Fortunately, there's an easy solution to those hot, sticky nights: PeachSkinSheets! No matter what causes your night sweats — menopause, hormonal imbalance, medication, illness or simply being a natural heat magnet — these night sweat sheets are made with hot sleepers in mind. Specifically designed to wick away moisture, these soft, lux sheets keep you cool and dry all night long by helping to regulate your body temperature, allowing you to sleep peacefully.
PeachSkinSheets come in a range of sizes and colors to fit your mattress and your decor, and they have a 1500 thread count feel for unbelievable softness. But most importantly, these comfy sheets will allow you to have a good (a.k.a. dry) night's sleep.
If you're ready to say good night and good riddance to your night swimming sessions, pick up a set of PeachSkinSheets, and take back your sleep today!