Menopause is full of wonderful surprises isn’t it? Just when you thought you’d gotten used to the hot flashes during the day, along come the night sweats. Waking up drenched in sweat, your heart racing and feeling like your skin has been baking in the sun for hours.
Night sweats are very common in menopause, and luckily there are some simple things you can do at home to reduce the likelihood of you having them
What Are Menopausal Night Sweats?
Night sweats are perhaps one of the most well-known symptoms of the menopause, along with hot flashes. They’re an uncomfortable and sometimes inconvenient symptom, where you suddenly feel very hot during the night and sweat uncontrollably.
At times night sweats won’t wake you up at the time they’re happening – instead, you’ll wake up in the morning drenched in sweat, likely with damp bedding surrounding you. Sometimes you might wake up in a cold sweat, wondering why on earth your body feels like it’s on fire.
It can be frustrating, especially because it means extra washing during a challenging period of your life! But the good news is there are things you can do to reduce night sweats, or even prevent them altogether.
If you’re experiencing these kinds of symptoms, why not book a consultation to chat with our menopause clinic?