Menopause is a time in a woman’s life where her body undergoes several changes. The hormonal changes lead to dryness of the vagina, hot flashes, night sweats, urinary leakage and UTI. Night sweats are annoying as they disturb your sleep pattern and leave you tired and exhausted. Fortunately there are several ways to control these night sweats naturally.
When you are going through menopause you must sleep in a room that is well ventilated. I would recommend always sleeping with the air conditioner on. This helps to keep the room temperature low and reduce the night sweats. You must always have a jug of water by your bedside so that you can hydrate yourself when you wake up. Keep a towel on your night stand and dip it in cold water and place it on your forehead when you wake up at night. This will help to lower your body temperature and reduce your discomfort.
Exercising regularly reduces the intensity and impact of the night sweats. Aerobics helps to decrease the possibility of vaginal dryness, fatigue and insomnia. Walking for a few minutes daily is another effective way to control the intensity of the night sweats. In addition to this you must also exercise to control your weight as research has proved that women who are obese suffer a greater incidence of night sweats and hot flashes.
When you are going through menopause I recommend that you dress in layers so that when you begin to feel a hot flash you can shed a few layers and reduce your discomfort. Always wear cotton clothes and avoid wearing synthetic fibers.
There are several herbs that help to give relief from night sweats and hot flashes. Acupressure also helps to reduce the intensity of the night sweats. Speak with a doctor and an herbalist to get the best remedies.
You must drink plenty of water, fresh fruit juices and milk when you are going through menopause. They will help to maintain your hydration levels and prevent the body from heating up.
Keep a small battery operate fan in your purse; it will help you to cool down in case you experience a hot flash when you are at work or outdoors.