Picture this scenario: you take a shower before bed and slip between the sheets feeling cool, dry, and comfortable. Then, hours later, you wake up drenched in sweat. If this image sounds familiar, you may be one of the unfortunate people who suffer from night sweats. A condition that can be chronic or temporary, night sweats have many causes, from living in a hot climate to coming down with a cold. Fortunately, most incidents of night sweats are treatable, and there are options you can take to avoid succumbing to dampness and discomfort. At Pure Parima, we pride ourselves on providing families with highly breathable, exceptionally soft Egyptian cotton sheets and bedding designed to minimize discomfort and maximize sleep. Here are our top tips for sending night sweats packing.
1. Turn Down the Temperature
Suffering from sweating during the nighttime hours? It might be time to start adjusting your AC before bed. While some night sweats originate from hot flashes, hormones, or illnesses, other cases are simply environmental. If turning your thermostat down upsets other members of the family, consider cooling down your personal sleep space by putting a fan next to the bed or mounting one to the ceiling. You can also swap out your heavy pajamas for a lightweight nightgown or start taking a cool shower before bed.
2. Swap Out Your Sheets
Think all sheets are created equal? On the contrary, swapping out your bedding is a great way to combat night sweats and get more rest. Sheets made from flannel and other heavy fabrics tend to trap heat and moisture. The result is you wake up sweat-slick and exhausted come morning. On the other hand, sheets made from high-quality Egyptian cotton are exceptionally breathable. We’re big fans of the Ultra Percale Sheet Set for hot sleepers. Made with crisp, cooling percale, a weave known to combat night sweats, this Egyptian cotton collection boasts a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two coordinating pillowcases. It’s available in both White and Carbon, with new shades coming soon. Along with absorbing moisture, Egyptian cotton lets warm air pass right through. So you can enjoy a cool, comfortable night’s sleep no matter how high the temperature rises outside.
3. Avoid Alcohol and Spices
You probably know that eating too close to bedtime can impact your ability to sleep. However, you might not realize that the foods and beverages you consume in the evening hours can cause night sweats and other sleep disturbances as well. If you’re prone to night sweats, insomnia, or other sleep-related concerns, consider altering your diet to remove alcohol and spicy foods. Additionally, you may want to save foods like chocolate, tomatoes, citrus, and fatty snacks for the earlier part of the day. Along with helping you sleep better, cutting out these foods can improve acid reflux, a contributing factor to night sweats.
4. Look to your Mattress
Mattresses are the foundation of your bed and crucial to getting a good night’s rest. And while memory foam can be comfy on the back and neck, it’s not always the best option for sleepers seeking to fight night sweats. This cozy material is known to trap heat, causing those prone to night sweats to wake up clammy and overheated. If you’re dealing with night sweats, think about choosing a mattress made from natural fibers or one with cooling technology. Mattresses should be replaced every seven years anyway, so you might be due for an upgrade. Not ready to make a big purchase just yet? You can save money by adding a cooling topper to your existing mattress.
5. Invest in an Egyptian Cotton Duvet Cover
Sheets aren’t the only bedding component with the potential to affect your body temperature. If you want to stay cool all night long, consider investing in a duvet cover made from Egyptian cotton. Along with protecting your comforter from dust, oil, and pet dander, duvet covers perform double duty by safeguarding your skin. You can regulate your temperature while avoiding skin rashes and irritation. Wondering what duvet cover option is right for you? We’re big fans of the Hira Duvet Cover Set, which is available in an array of shades and gets bonus points for its silky soft feel and lustrous finish.
Discover Better Quality Sleep at Pure Parima
True rest and relaxation begin with better bedding. That’s why Pure Parima sources all its fabric from the Nile River Valley. Remarkably fertile and rich in vitamins, the soil in this part of the world creates extra-long staple cotton fibers that resist pilling, ripping, and tearing. Pure Parima goes a step further by picking its Egyptian cotton by hand and ensuring it undergoes Cotton Egypt Association evaluations for DNA purity and authenticity. Shop our sheet selection today and discover the Pure Parima difference for yourself.