Macafem and Changes to Your Bedroom to Drive Night Sweats Away
Now that you’ve starts taking Macafem and begun the quest to balance your body´s hormones naturally, night sweats may already be less common. However, in order to make the night-times as comfortable as possible, it is also a good idea to complement this with a few changes to your bedroom – promoting a cool night’s sleep.
Night sweats are actually more common during pregnancy than menopause, but they usually get blamed on “baby weight”.
1. Keep Your Bedroom Cool (but Not Cold)
It is a good idea to keep a fan close to your bed and keep the windows open (and if possible, even the door open or slightly ajar). These will all help ventilation, keeping the room at a more comfortable temperature.
2. Keep Everything Light and Cottony
Wear only lightweight, cotton pajamas to bed – these will allow your skin to breathe, unlike synthetic fabrics, which will suffocate skin and raise your body temperature. The same advice applies to bedding. Try to avoid synthetic materials altogether, starting with bed sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers, and, if possible, replacing pillows, duvets and mattresses with ones made of natural fibers. It could also be helpful to simply reduce the amount of bedding you use e.g. cutting down on the number of blankets or buying a thinner duvet.
3. Give Yourself Some Space
If you sleep with a partner, it can be tempting to sleep close together or cuddled-up. However, this is only going to exacerbate your night sweats. It is best to sleep with as much space between the two of you as possible (maybe holding hands to keep the intimacy), or even have separate beds in the same room.
4. Keep Water by Your Bed
Drinking water is essential to keep cool as it regulates body temperature. Therefore it is a good idea to keep hydrated at all times during the day as a precaution against night sweats (and also for good overall health), but also have some by your bed that can be easily reached if and when a night sweat does strike. It is better for the water to be as cool as possible, so if you don’t have the luxury of a mini-fridge on your bedside table (which, let’s face it, is most of us) then make sure you are generous with the ice-cubes.
5. Say Goodbye to the Carpet
This is perhaps a little less practical and will apply only to those who are thinking about redecorating anyway, but if that person is you, it is worth thinking about foregoing that beautiful woolly carpet that would be oh-so-soft underfoot when you climb out of bed in favor of a hardwood or tile floor. And while you’re at it, maybe replacing those old curtains with a new blind, as carpets and curtains are designed to trap heat – bad news for a night sweat sufferer.
The aforementioned tips are just a few changes you can make to get rid of night sweats more quickly, which will in turn improve your sleep quality and provide a more comfortable menopause. However, it is also important to think about lifestyle in general. A well-balanced diet and active lifestyle in general can also keep this symptom in check, and will mix well with all the other benefits Macafem is providing you.
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