Many women fall victim to night-sweats particularly during menopause. Many times men also suffer from night-sweats even in the absence of an illness. night-sweats will wake you up at night, violently throwing your blankets off the bed, tearing open the window even in the dead of winter and leave you sleep deprived. night-sweats can continue on for anywhere from weeks to months to years.
Some women even go to the extreme and lower the air conditioning temperature or setting up fans. Unfortunately, this can make everyone else in the house uncomformatble. If you are ready to take control of your body back without the use of prescription medications, give some natural remedies a try. Always consult your doctor before taking any supplements, especially if you are already taking prescription medications.
Add 40 grams of flax seed a day to your diet. You can mix flax seed right into your meals, mix it with a teaspoon of peanut butter and spread it on toast or add it into yogurt. Consider adding flax seed to soups, salads or sneak it into oatmeal or cold cereal. Flax se
ed oil can also be used when preparing dinner.
Menopause related symptoms, including night-sweats, may be set off by a drop in estrogen levels. Licorice root contains a mild form of estrogen and adding this supplement, helps to raise your estrogen levels.
Black Cohosh also contains a plant based estrogen, which raises female estrogen levels and diminishes night-sweats.
Vitamin D and Calcium
Vitamin D helps to relieve night-sweats, hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms when taken in combination with calcium. Vitamin D is found naturally in milk, tuna fish and salmon. You can also boost Vitamin D levels with safe sun exposure. As a side benefit, the two supplements help ward off osteoporosis. Always wear sun screen and only stay out for an hour or two.
Add sage to foods or take sage supplements to reduce the frequency, occurrence and severity of your night-sweats by 50 percent or more. Sage is a spice that pairs well with meats, making it fit right into a variety of dinners.
Take between 400 to 800 IUs of Vitamin E daily or find Vitamin E naturally in foods such as nuts or green leafy vegetables. It does take anywhere from four to six weeks before the Vitamin E builds up to effective levels in your body.
Dong Quai, a Chinese herb, offers plant estrogens which help to alleviate night-sweats.
Macafem originates from Peru. It is another plant that provides women with plant based levels of estrogen to boost a women's estrogen levels and help to naturally relieve hot flashes and night-sweats.
Taking both Vitamin E and Vitamin C together to increase absorption of teh vitamins helps to prevent night-sweats. Look for either pill or capsule form or find Vitamin C naturally in oranges, broccoli, peppers, red berries and kiwi.
Selenium increases the dilation of capillaries. Restricted capillaries are commonly found in women who suffer from night-sweats. Find selenium naturally in foods such as beef, turkey, pork and nuts. Add sage to beef turkey and pork to realize greater effectiveness.
Increase your water intake during the day. Carry bottle water with your and get in the habit of taking frequent sips.
Set the thermostat at night to between 62 and 65 degrees to get a good night’s rest.
Rip the heavy blankets and flannel sheets off the bed. Sleep with a thinner blanket and cotton sheets.
Dress lightly for bed. Wear lightweight cotton pajamas or short sleeve cotton night gowns.
Take a cool shower as close to bed time as possible to lower your body temperature.
Limit your caffeine intake. Swap coffee, tea and sodas for their decafeinated counterparts.
Avoid smoking, especially near bed time.
Wear socks to bed. Keeping your feet coold helps to reduce your body temperature.
Take a hot shower before bed. Stick with the cool showers.
Exercise just before bed because it increases your core body temperature. Exercise at least four to six hours before bed.
Eat within two to three hours of your bed time.