You wake up covered in sweat
It’s cold outside so you’ve put on the winter covers, but although it’s lovely to snuggle into when you first get into bed by the early hours it’s a different story. You wake up at around 3am dripping with sweat and then you find it hard to get back to sleep.
Make sure your bedroom is cool at night and keep a fan, wet wipes and a cold drink by your bed.
- Use cotton sheets, pillowcases and nightclothes including the new Become Tank and Pants, for it’s intelligent fabric cools you down, absorbing perspiration and preventing the after chills.
- Avoid hot water bottles and electric blankets.
- Say no to spicy foods and alcohol at parties, as both can trigger night sweats.
- Try to relax as much as you can as stress and anxiety, especially around bedtime, are other triggers.
- Keep your summer weight covers on and use a bedspread or blankets that you can throw off when the heat is on.
- Keep a flask of cold water by your bed so that you can cool yourself down as you awake.
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