Menopause is a truly unique experience for every woman. Some sail right through it, whilst others seem to have every single symptom going. Difficulty sleeping, headaches, joint pain, and extreme mood swings are just some of the common frustrations reported by women. Hot flushes and night sweats, often prove to be the most annoying and talked-about symptom though. After all, there’s nothing worse than having sleep interrupted in order to change clothes or sweaty bedding.
For years, HRT was the go-to for dealing with the menopause. Undeniably, it’s been an absolute godsend for some, but the on-set of bad press and health concerns around the medication, has had an impact on its use. These days, many women are choosing a more holistic approach to manage their menopause.
How to Deal with Hot Flushes at Night
Fortunately, you don’t have to live in complete misery during the menopause. Millions of women do continue with life as usual during this time of change. A positive outlook always helps and after the menopause, women often report a newly found sense of freedom.
Having said that, it’s hard to visualise a future endpoint when you’re in the thick of it. Mercifully, the symptoms of hot flushes and night sweats can be eased with some simple measures. If you’d like to reclaim your nights, try the following:
- Wear Light clothing
- Keep a window open or use a fan
- Take a cool shower
- Have a cold drink by your bed
- Manage stress levels through exercise, yoga, a hobby, or meditation
- Avoid triggers such as spicy food, caffeine, smoking and alcohol
Always see a GP if you have any concerns about your symptoms. If you want to know more about menopausal symptoms, check out the NHS website.
Best Bedding for Hot Flushes
Our body’s ability to regulate temperature affects our sleep. So feeling hot obviously makes it harder to get a good night’s sleep. Luckily the body has its own natural way to cool us down. That’s sweat to you and me!
Adapting your bedding during the menopause can also really help. Breathable bedding is vital when you’re experiencing hot flushes and night sweats. That’s because it allows moisture to evaporate into the air, helping the body cool down. Less breathable bedding, on the other hand, locks in moisture and heat, making you feel even hotter.
Fine Bedding’s Smart Temperature Collection is the perfect solution for anyone in need of a comprehensive temperature management system. Its mattress protector, pillow protectors and pillow have been created with innovative activated cooling™ from Swiss textile innovators HeiQ® delivering instant and continuous cooling throughout the night.
The Breathe Duvet, also offers climate control for menopausal sleepers. Intelligently blending Smartfil® technology with Modal, an exceptional ingredient derived from natural wood pulp, this duvet is extraordinarily breathable.
The reason for its superb efficacy is that Modal helps to wick moisture away from the body, helping to regulate temperature throughout the night. Available in single, double, king, super king and a variety of togs for all year-round support, it’s worth every penny. Slumber in peace, and let this duvet take the heat.
Best Pillow for Hot Flushes at Night
Nothing’s worse than waking up with a sopping wet pillow, sticky hair and sweat dripping off the end of your nose. Thankfully, the Smart Temperature Pillow is the ideal companion for climate control bedding.
Part of the Smart Temperature Collection, the casing of this 200TC cotton pillow thermoregulates using a clever two-step system. A cooling sensation is offered at the first sign of moisture. Not only that, but it can also sense an increase in body temperature. Using ground-breaking technology that mimics the body’s natural cooling mechanism, a unique cooling effect is activated, allowing moisture to evaporate. Once the body reaches its ideal temperature, the cooling effect eases to prevent you from feeling any chill.
Easily home washable and quick drying, its innovative technology remains fully effective even after repeated laundering. Banish menopause blues and stay cool and comfortable throughout the night with this fantastic addition to your bedtime routine. Get the full Smart Temperature Sleep System effect by pairing with the mattress protector and pillow protector pair.