Soaking wet sheets and a drenched nightgown wake you up in the middle of the night. A nightmare or a glass of alcohol too much at yesterday’s party? Or maybe too spicy ethnic food? What to do against sweating profusely? Here are 7 hints that make sleeping easier despite nighttime sweating.
7 hints for nighttime sweating
Most of the time, nighttime sweating is harmless. Simple changes in life- and sleeping habits are a good start for overcoming nighttime sweating.
- Room temperature and humidity: Does your bedroom resemble a stuffy sauna? We won’t have sweet dreams in hot, dry air. Ideally air 61° to 64° F resp. a humidity of 40 – 50 %. Regular ventilation is a regular freshness boost.
- Sleep garments: Sexy doesn’t mean practical. Synthetic materials let you sweat. Moisture regulation is inhibited with synthetic materials.
- Bedding content: You made your bed, now dream in it. Here, too, hands off synthetic materials. Sheep wool and natural materials will lead to sweet dreams. The dry-warm bedding climate cares for a healthy and restful sleep.
- Fluid balance: There are good reasons why water is called the elixir of life. You should drink up to 1.5 to 2 liters of water or unsweetened herbal tea per day. Coffee and other beverages don’t count. Tip: sage has an antiperspirant effect.
- Nutrition: Try to eat fewer fatty and hot dishes in the evening. These might be responsible for heavy sweating. Better eat light and digestible food.
- Exercise and overweight: Get into your running shoes, on your bike or in the pool. Exercise and sports not only help to get rid of excess kilos. Sport also is a perfect balance to everyday work. Especially, when you are sitting the whole day long. But, be careful: don’t do strenuous sports too late. An evening walk can be just as relaxing.
- Everyday stress: Do you sometimes feel stressed out? Important: don’t take the stress into your bed. Relax with a nice bath, some yoga or enjoy the sunset in fresh air.