Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
Sweating during the day or night, especially in menopausal women, is usually the result of hot flashes. These cause feelings of bursts of intense heat that disappear as quickly as they arrive. Hot flashes are caused by hormone fluctuations and the effect this has on the brain. Hot flashes are characterized by:
- Flushed or warm skin
- Rush of intense heat
- Rapid or irregular heartbeats
- Profuse sweating
When these sweats occur at night, women may notice that their sheets are damp or even soaked through with sweat: evidence that a hot flash has occurred.
Managing Day and Night Sweats
When day and night sweats begin to negatively impact upon a woman’s daily life, it is important that they are managed effectively. Although it is impossible to eradicate day and night sweats 100% of the time, women have a number of options available to them.
- Maintain a cool environment. Merely opening windows, turning on a fan or the Air conditioning (AC) can help create an appropriate temperature.
- Wear light and breathable clothing. Certain fabrics (cotton, linen, silk) are more breathable than others (polyester, nylon, spandex) and can help women maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the day. Wearing plenty of layers can also help women to control their body temperature.
- Keep a bottle of water on hand. Whether in the form of an ice pack, ice water, or even ice cream, keeping something cold on hand can help women regulate their body temperature effectively.
- Get a grip on the problem. The Manna Menopause Support was formulated with the best phyto-estrogens to increase estrogen levels in the most natural way without any side effects. An increase in estrogen levels can help to overcome the hot flashes and sweating.