How does overheating and night sweats impact your sleep?

How does overheating and night sweats impact your sleep?

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Why do overheating and night sweats ruin sleep?

 

Hint…it is usually a sign of the body struggling to regulate its temperature.

 

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night feeling warm and slightly damp, only to kick off your covers and drift back to sleep? I’ve been there if your nights are consistently interrupted by soaked pajamas and bedding.

 

Let’s examine some potential causes of overheating and night sweats and consider how Antipodean Home's organic regenerative wool comforters can help you sleep better and sweat-free.

 

What’s Causing Your Night Sweats?

 

Hormonal Rollercoasters

 

Hormonal changes, especially during menopause or andropause, can wreak havoc on your sleep. When estrogen levels drop in women and testosterone in men, your body’s temperature control can go haywire, leading to those dreaded night sweats.

 

Medication Side Effects

 

Some medications, like antidepressants, hormone therapy drugs, and even over-the-counter fever reducers, can have side effects that include overheating and night sweats. If you think your meds are to blame, it’s worth a chat with your doctor about other options.

Sneaky Infections

 

Certain infections, like tuberculosis or flu, can cause night sweats. Bacterial infections such as endocarditis (heart valve inflammation) and osteomyelitis (bone infections) are also culprits.

 

Sleep Disorders

 

Conditions like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can trigger night sweats. OSA interrupts breathing during sleep, ramping up the body’s effort to breathe and, in turn, causing overheating and night sweats.

Stress and Anxiety

 

High stress and anxiety levels can activate your body’s “fight or flight” response, boosting your heart rate and blood pressure and causing overheating and night sweats. If you’re frequently anxious or stressed, this might be contributing to your night sweats.

 

How to Keep Cool and Sleep Better

 

Cool Down Your Bedroom

 

I always ensure that my sleeping space is cool and breezy. Using a fan or air conditioning and opting for blackout curtains help maintain a dark, cool environment.

 

Choose Breathable Sleepwear

 

I choose lightweight, moisture-wicking fabrics. Natural fibers like cotton or bamboo allow my skin to breathe and help keep me dry.

Stay Hydrated

 

I drink plenty of water during the day. Dehydration can worsen night sweats, so I keep my fluid intake up.

Relax and Unwind

 

Incorporating relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or yoga into my routine helps reduce stress and improve my sleep quality.

 

The Best Solution Is Natural: Antipodean Home's Organic Regenerative Wool Comforters

 

When battling night sweats, the right bedding can make all the difference. At Antipodean Home, we’ve got you covered with our organic regenerative wool comforters. Here’s why they’re perfect for keeping you cool and comfortable:

 

  • Natural Temperature Regulation: Wool is a natural insulator that helps regulate body temperature, keeping you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot.

  • Moisture-Wicking: Wool fibers can absorb moisture away from your body and release it into the air, keeping you dry and comfortable all night.

  • Eco-Friendly and Sustainable: Our wool is sourced from farms that practice regenerative agriculture, promoting biodiversity and soil health.

 

Say goodbye to restless, sweaty nights and hello to peaceful, refreshing sleep with Antipodean Home's organic regenerative wool comforters. Its magical properties keep you comfy, wicking away moisture, regulating temperature, and providing hypoallergenic goodness – all while promoting deeper, more restful sleep. 😴💤

Join the Antipodean Home Family

 

We do more than sustain – our materials actively restore and revive our natural world! 🌎

 

🔥 Ultra breathable regenerative cotton releases extra body heat.

💤 No harsh chemicals. No synthetics. Just simplicity and comfort.

🌿 Cotton is grown using low-impact regenerative farming.

 

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