When you are going through menopause your hormones can be all over the place, often leaving you breaking out in a sweat just to be shortly followed by feeling cold! Night sweats are extremely common – in fact, almost all women experience them sometime during menopause.
In order to better control these and other menopausal symptoms, it is important to know what causes them to happen.
As mentioned before, your hormones are completely out of sync during menopause, and this affects many different parts of the body. In the case of night sweats, we look at the hypothalamus as it is in control of regulating body temperature. When your hormones are out of balance, the hypothalamus picks up false readings and tries to cool down the body quickly by making you sweat profusely.
There are some things in our daily routines that worsen night sweats, but luckily this also means that we can help reduce the risk and/or severity of these uncomfortable breakouts.
Adjust Your Environment:
- Avoid too many blankets or thick comforters.
- Explain to your partner why you need a bit of space in bed.
- Make sure that your house is not too hot inside (get a fan or aircon).
- Avoid saunas.
- Try to stay cool when it is hot outside.
Adjust Your habits:
- Stay away from spicy food.
- Cut back on the caffeine and alcohol.
- Stop using diet pills.
- No smoking or drugs.
Beware of emotional triggers like:
To treat this imbalance directly, many women will benefit from using alternative medicine, such as the Manna Menopause Support, which works in a safe and effective way.
Combining lifestyle changes with natural therapies is the most successful way to combat night sweats.