Bedding to keep you cool at night

Bedding to keep you cool at night

Many of us will have experienced uncomfortable, sweaty nights that make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. Have you ever questioned whether your bedding may be the culprit?

Night sweats are very common. Both men and women suffer from them, but that doesn’t mean you need to endure them.

Low-tog/ breathable duvets

Tog is a measure of warmth – the higher the tog, the warmer the duvet. By adjusting the tog and breathability of your duvet to suit warmer evenings, you will be able to guarantee yourself a cooler night’s sleep. Wake up refreshed with the Fine Bedding Co. Spundown Duvet – the ideal quilt for the summer or for those hot sleepers with a super light 4.5 tog.

Temperature regulating duvets

The fibre in wool naturally regulates your body temperature making it perfect for couples or individuals. SlumberSlumber by Penrose Natural Wool Summer Duvet offers breathable and temperature regulating luxury at a great value and is perfect to help you keep warm in winter and cool in summer.

Climate control

Climate control duvets help keep your body temperature regulated throughout the night. The Fine Bedding Company Breathe 7 tog helps to perfectly regulate the temperature and humidity of your bed, giving you a more restful night’s sleep.

Silk

Silk allows your skin to retain its natural moisture. Unlike traditional bed sheets which draw moisture from your skin and hair as you sleep. Silk is naturally hypo-allergenic and therefore perfect for allergy sufferers. In warm conditions, silk can help draw heat from your body to keep you cool. We would recommend the Mulberry Silk Pillowcase 100% 19 momme, Ivory.

Bamboo

Bamboo is silky soft, breathable and 3 times more absorbent than cotton. The fabric wicks away moisture naturally regulating body temperature, keeping you comfortably warm in winter and cool in the summer – giving you a great night’s sleep. The Bamboo Pillowcase 100% is a luxurious pillowcase for your bed which helps regulate your temperature and keep moisture and sweat at bay.

Simba Memory Foam Pillow with Active Cooling

The Simba Memory Foam Pillow with Active Cooling actively soothes you to sleep with a special layer of cooling gel. Ideal for summer or hot sleepers, this special Simba pillow has an active cooling gel inside to soothe as you sleep.

Need more advice?

For more information on a wide range of sleep issues, visit the SlumberSlumber sleep clinic.

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What are the signs and symptoms of the menopause?

Let’s talk about the menopause. In this article, we will discuss the signs and symptoms of the menopause and its impact on your sleep.

What is the menopause?

The menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she stops producing eggs from her ovaries (ovulation) and stops having periods (ceases menstruation). Menopause normally occurs when a woman reaches around 50 years of age and levels of the body’s sex hormone, oestrogen, decreases.

Signs and symptoms of the menopause?

During the early stages of the menopause, women will often experience changes in their monthly periods and may also experience:

  • mood changes, such as anxiety or depression
  • headaches
  • reduced libido and vaginal dryness
  • heart palpitations
  • insomnia
  • hot flushes and night sweats

Menopause and sleep

Menopause can have a detrimental effect on sleep, causing insomnia and night sweats.

Night sweats occur as a result of hot flushes during the night. A hot flush makes you feel very hot, very suddenly, normally lasting no longer than a few minutes. When they occur at night, they can disrupt sleep, which can lead to irritability and a lack of concentration during the day.

Treatments for the menopause

If your menopause symptoms are extreme and affecting your day to day life you might want to visit your GP to discuss hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or anti-depressants.

There are also a number of natural remedies for menopause and night sweats as well as simple lifestyle changes you can make to ease the symptoms of menopause:

Lifestyle changes:

  • Regular exercise – as well as boosting mood, regular exercise will help you avoid putting on weight and has been shown to reduce menopause symptoms.
  • Healthy diet – during the menopause decreased oestrogen levels also cause a decrease in calcium, which can affect bone strength. A healthy balanced diet will keep bones and muscles strong.
  • Stop smoking – not only can smoking cause earlier onset of the menopause it can cause hot flushes to be more severe.
  • Keep cool – wear light clothing and opt for light bedding to keep you cool at night time.
  • Relax – stress can be a hot flush trigger and affect your sleep

Menopause Cafe

The menopause is no longer a taboo subject. Talking about the changes your body is going through with other women can be a rewarding, uplifting experience. Sometimes you can feel isolated going through the menopause and struggle to find information and support around symptoms from traditional sources. This is where the Menopause Cafe comes in! This is a safe space where women and people experiencing the menopause can meet, chat and discuss their experiences in a safe and welcoming space. The Menopause Cafe initiative has a presence throughout the U.K. and you can meet up as often or as little as you like. For some, just knowing that this support is available is incredibly encouraging. Find out if there’s a cafe near you or how to start one in your area here.

Bedding to keep you cool at night

Many of us will have experienced uncomfortable, sweaty nights that make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. Have you ever questioned whether your bedding may be the culprit? Night sweats are very common. Both men and women suffer from them, but that doesn't...

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Hot flushes and night sweats in women

Hot flushes and night sweats in women

What are night sweats?

People who suffer from night sweats often wake up to find themselves and their bedclothes wet with sweat. Night sweats are very common in men (Night Sweats in Men: The Cause and Solution) and women and often a result of simply being too warm at night. It might be the case that your duvet is too heavy, your pillows are not breathable or that your bedroom is too warm, read our recommendations for bedding that will prevent night sweats.

However, the most likely cause of night sweats in women is the menopause. Women will experience the menopause at around 50 years old and the resulting reduction in oestrogen production can cause hot flushes in the day and sweat at night, as well as a number of emotional symptoms.

What are hot flushes or hot flashes?

Hot flushes, also known as hot flashes, are a common symptom of menopause and can occur during the day or at night making you feel suddenly very hot, causing discomfort, blushing and sweating. The severity of hot flushes will vary from woman to woman and can be experienced years after the start of menopause.

How do I prevent hot flushes and night sweats?

Sometimes hot flushes occur without warning and cannot be avoided but the best-known triggers of hot flushes are thick jumpers, alcohol, coffee, spicy food and stress.

It’s recommended that you keep yourself cool with light clothing and bedclothes, take lukewarm showers and baths and cut down on caffeinated drinks and alcohol.

What causes hot flushes and night sweats in women?

If you’re having hot flushes or night sweats and are not going through the menopause other factors could be causing you to sweat, including:

  • Stress
  • Poor diet and fitness
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Side effects of medication

When to visit your GP

Nights sweats and hot flushes are normally a harmless side effect of the menopause but they can sometimes be a sign of something more serious. If in addition to night sweats and hot flushes you’ve also been feeling weak, fatigued or experience weight loss then make an appointment with your doctor.

To find out more about night sweats and what bedding will help keep you cool, read what are night sweats and how do I combat them? 

Bedding to keep you cool at night

Many of us will have experienced uncomfortable, sweaty nights that make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. Have you ever questioned whether your bedding may be the culprit? Night sweats are very common. Both men and women suffer from them, but that doesn't...

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Night Sweats in Men: The cause and solution

Night Sweats in Men: The cause and solution

Night sweats in men are in fact very common, so there’s no need to be alarmed if you are suffering from them during the night.

What are male night sweats?

Male night sweats create a feeling of intense heat or a slight chill, usually resulting in interrupted sleep.

Why does it happen?

It might be that your bedding or bedroom is simply too warm or other environmental factors. Serious night sweats in men are caused by a hormonal imbalance. The malfunctioning hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls our body temperature. Once your body’s core temperature spikes above a threshold called the thermoneutral zone, the body reacts by sweating to remove this apparent excess heat.

What are the causes of night sweats in men?

Several factors increase the likelihood of night sweats, including:

  • Low testosterone levels
  • Stress
  • Poor diet and fitness
  • Sleep problems
  • Side effects of medication

How to combat night sweats in men?

The best strategy to reduce night sweats is to treat whatever underlying condition is causing them.

Night sweats in men are often caused by an imbalance of testosterone. Natural bioidentical hormones can treat this by balancing the hormones and stopping night sweats.

It is also worth analysing your lifestyle choices, to ensure you are following a well-balanced diet and a varied exercise regime.

When to visit your GP

If you find yourself waking up in a pool of sweat nearly every night, you should visit your GP, as this could be an indication of a more serious problem. It is recommended that you monitor your body temperature twice daily for a week, to ensure that you aren’t suffering from a fever and to keep a note of any other symptoms you may be suffering. Night sweats aren’t usually the only symptoms when something is wrong.

To find out more about night sweats and what bedding will help keep you cool, read what are night sweats and how do I combat them? 

Bedding to keep you cool at night

Many of us will have experienced uncomfortable, sweaty nights that make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. Have you ever questioned whether your bedding may be the culprit? Night sweats are very common. Both men and women suffer from them, but that doesn't...

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You may have experienced the unpleasant feeling of waking up in the middle of the night only to find that you, your bedding and your bedclothes are drenched in sweat. The medical term for this is nocturnal hyperhidrosis – meaning ‘night time excessive sweating’....

5 Natural Remedies to Combat Night Sweats

If you’re suffering from night sweats and frequently wake to find yourself and your bedding drenched in sweat, you may not necessarily need to rush to your local GP for prescribed medication. There are, in fact, several natural remedies you can try which are simple...

What are night sweats and how do I combat them?

What are night sweats? Waking up during the night to find yourself, your bed and your bed clothing drenched in sweat is an uncomfortable feeling. Sometimes, this can simply be caused by a warm evening and general overheating. However, if this happens frequently on...
6 reasons you’re sweating at night

6 reasons you’re sweating at night

You may have experienced the unpleasant feeling of waking up in the middle of the night only to find that you, your bedding and your bedclothes are drenched in sweat. The medical term for this is nocturnal hyperhidrosis – meaning ‘night time excessive sweating’.

‘Night sweats’ are uncomfortable, but you don’t have to suffer in silence as they can often be helped by making some simple adjustments to your sleep routine. Here are 6 reasons why you’re sweating at night:

1. Duvets

There could be a simple explanation for your night sweats. If you’re using a 13.5 tog duvet in August – you may just be far too warm! During summer, you can help yourself have a much more comfortable night’s sleep by de-togging your duvet and opting for a thinner duvet such as Cool Cotton filled 3 tog duvet. Read our article for all you need to know about togs.

 2. Pillows

Your pillow could also be contributing to your night sweats. Some pillows help to disperse heat, allowing you to stay cool during the night. The Australian Wool Blend Pillow provides outstanding neck and head support whilst retaining a soft wool feel that resists flattening and bounces back easily after use. Wool helps to regulate temperature, affording you a cool and comfortable night’s sleep.

The Chillow Pillow is a unique cooling pillow pad offering relief from night sweats, hot flushes and premenstrual overheating and is the perfect solution for hot sleepers and warm summer nights.

 3. Bedclothes

If you’re wearing your winter pyjamas in the middle of summer, it may be time to invest in new nightwear. Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear has a specially developed fabric with negative ions permanently built into the fibre structure. By sleeping in cool pyjamas, you will help regulate your temperature and stop those uncomfortable night sweats.

 4. Bed sheets

Your bed sheets can also be a contributing factor to your night sweats. Materials like silk can also help you keep cool as the temperature gets warmer. The Bamboo Fitted Sheet will fit any bed and is designed for comfort, style and durability. Another option to consider is the SlumberCool Climate Control Mattress Protector, which has a thermoregulating technology that transports moisture and heat away from your body.

 5. Menopause

Night sweats could also be a symptom of menopause. Keep cool by avoiding hot baths or spicy food before bed, wearing cool nightwear and choosing temperature regulating bed linen can all help you to gain a good night’s sleep.

Read our article on everything you need to know about the menopause.

6. Medical conditions

By adjusting your sleeping environment to suit the temperature of your bedroom, you may find it far easier to stay cool at night. However, if you are suffering from night sweats and your room is a normal temperature – then your night sweats could be a symptom of more serious disorders.

For more information and advice on a wide range of sleep problems, please visit the SlumberSlumber sleep clinic.

Bedding to keep you cool at night

Many of us will have experienced uncomfortable, sweaty nights that make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. Have you ever questioned whether your bedding may be the culprit? Night sweats are very common. Both men and women suffer from them, but that doesn't...

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What are night sweats? People who suffer from night sweats often wake up to find themselves and their bedclothes wet with sweat. Night sweats are very common in men (Night Sweats in Men: The Cause and Solution) and women and often a result of simply being too warm at...

Night Sweats in Men: The cause and solution

Night sweats in men are in fact very common, so there's no need to be alarmed if you are suffering from them during the night. What are male night sweats? Male night sweats create a feeling of intense heat or a slight chill, usually resulting in interrupted sleep. Why...

6 reasons you’re sweating at night

You may have experienced the unpleasant feeling of waking up in the middle of the night only to find that you, your bedding and your bedclothes are drenched in sweat. The medical term for this is nocturnal hyperhidrosis – meaning ‘night time excessive sweating’....

5 Natural Remedies to Combat Night Sweats

If you’re suffering from night sweats and frequently wake to find yourself and your bedding drenched in sweat, you may not necessarily need to rush to your local GP for prescribed medication. There are, in fact, several natural remedies you can try which are simple...

What are night sweats and how do I combat them?

What are night sweats? Waking up during the night to find yourself, your bed and your bed clothing drenched in sweat is an uncomfortable feeling. Sometimes, this can simply be caused by a warm evening and general overheating. However, if this happens frequently on...
5 Natural Remedies to Combat Night Sweats

5 Natural Remedies to Combat Night Sweats

If you’re suffering from night sweats and frequently wake to find yourself and your bedding drenched in sweat, you may not necessarily need to rush to your local GP for prescribed medication. There are, in fact, several natural remedies you can try which are simple and often inexpensive.

  1. Keep cool

    Water – the most natural remedy on Earth – could help you combat your night sweats. By drinking a glass of ice cold water before bed, you will help yourself stay cool even during the warmest nights.

    Placing a fan in your room at night, opening a window and having a tepid bath before bed will also help you stay cool at night.

    Wearing thinner and cooler pyjamas will also help you stay cool. Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear helps to regulate body temperature while sleeping.

  1. Lifestyle changes

    Simple lifestyle changes may help you avoid night sweats. Avoiding hot drinks, spicy food and alcohol before bed will help to reduce your body temperature. Studies have shown that daily exercise helps to reduce symptoms of menopause such as night sweats.

    Sleeping in natural, breathable fibres such as wool at night can also help to regulate your body temperature. Read ‘Bedding to keep you cool at night’ for further advice.

  2.  Acupuncture

    Studies have shown that regular acupuncture treatments help to reduce night sweats in menopausal women by 28%.

  3. Oils and herbs

    Herbal supplements have also been known to reduce overheating during sleep. Studies have shown that Black Cohosh, a member of the buttercup family, could help to alleviate symptoms of menopause and night sweats. Berries from the chaste tree have been used for thousands of years. Studies today show that they can help reduce symptoms of menopause such as night sweats.

  4.  Vitamins

    Not only do vitamins form an important part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle – they are also known for helping to reduce night sweats. Women who supplement their diet with multivitamins, in particular vitamin C, have often seen a reduction in menopause symptoms such as night sweats. If natural remedies do not alleviate your symptoms, or if you are unsure then it might be worth a trip to your GP.

For advice on a range of other sleep issues such as snoring and allergies, visit the SlumberSlumber sleep clinic.

Bedding to keep you cool at night

Many of us will have experienced uncomfortable, sweaty nights that make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. Have you ever questioned whether your bedding may be the culprit? Night sweats are very common. Both men and women suffer from them, but that doesn't...

What are the signs and symptoms of the menopause?

Let's talk about the menopause. In this article, we will discuss the signs and symptoms of the menopause and its impact on your sleep. What is the menopause? The menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she stops producing eggs from her ovaries (ovulation) and...

Hot flushes and night sweats in women

What are night sweats? People who suffer from night sweats often wake up to find themselves and their bedclothes wet with sweat. Night sweats are very common in men (Night Sweats in Men: The Cause and Solution) and women and often a result of simply being too warm at...

Night Sweats in Men: The cause and solution

Night sweats in men are in fact very common, so there's no need to be alarmed if you are suffering from them during the night. What are male night sweats? Male night sweats create a feeling of intense heat or a slight chill, usually resulting in interrupted sleep. Why...

6 reasons you’re sweating at night

You may have experienced the unpleasant feeling of waking up in the middle of the night only to find that you, your bedding and your bedclothes are drenched in sweat. The medical term for this is nocturnal hyperhidrosis – meaning ‘night time excessive sweating’....

5 Natural Remedies to Combat Night Sweats

If you’re suffering from night sweats and frequently wake to find yourself and your bedding drenched in sweat, you may not necessarily need to rush to your local GP for prescribed medication. There are, in fact, several natural remedies you can try which are simple...

What are night sweats and how do I combat them?

What are night sweats? Waking up during the night to find yourself, your bed and your bed clothing drenched in sweat is an uncomfortable feeling. Sometimes, this can simply be caused by a warm evening and general overheating. However, if this happens frequently on...

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