No one loves waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat. It is almost impossible to get a good night’s sleep when you’re hot and uncomfortable. While’s it’s not uncommon to feel sweaty in bed, hot flashes, a well-known symptom for women in perimenopause or menopause, can take this from bad to worse.
According to WebMD, more than two-thirds of women suffer these unannounced feelings of intense body heat. Menopause isn’t the only reason women may endure hot flashes, as prescriptions, thyroid issues, and anxiety can also trigger this.
With heat comes restlessness, meaning our bed is no longer the source of rest and comfort it was meant to be.
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Studies have shown that a lower core temperature at night allows for the highest chance of quality sleep.
Yes, You Are Hotter At Night
Hot flashes can occur at any time, but the evidence does support that it can be worse at night. According to Dr. Patrician Yaberry, Directory of the New York Menopause Center, circadian rhythm is tied to an increase of hot flashes at night meaning that there is a higher chance of experiencing night sweats.
Is There A Better Way to Stay Cool?
You may think that they only options are to turn the thermostat down and the fan on, which your family or roommates may not appreciate. This isn’t sustainable and will certainly be reflected in your energy bill. Opening the windows isn’t always a great idea either as it can welcome uninvited guests such as bugs or pollen. Plus air is not nearly as thermodynamic as water.
The solution you’ve been craving could be much simpler, one that keeps your cool without inconveniencing the entire house. You’ve probably heard of heated mattress pads, but there are better options like pads that cool and head.
Getting quality sleep is an important part of your health, especially when you are experiencing internal body changes like those associated with menopause. There’s no need to continue being in a state of unease when you climb into bed. With OOLER™, tossing and turning resulting from hot flashes can be a thing of the past!