Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Do You Sweat at Night?

As the summer approaches (wait, is it already here?), I think about days in my past when I used be so hot at night. I couldn't afford to run the AC, and even when I ran the AC it didn't work very well. I was always Sleeping Hot. As a result, I had fans blowing everywhere. Fortunately, those days are gone and now I'm able to sleep in relative luxury. I say "relative" because there are nights when I'm still too hot, but I don't want my wife to be freezing.

Many people suffer from various types of Night Sweats. They could be due to hormonal changes or even serious diseases like cancer. If you've experienced menopause, then you probably know what I'm referring to when I talk about "night sweats." They're not pleasant. Some people have gotten relief by using a ceiling fan or even by installing a fan into the bed (yes, there are some systems that will do this such as the "bed fan")
. If you sleep alone, then you have the flexibility to change the temperature or run multiple fans. However, if you sleep with someone else in the bed, then you may face some challenges - especially if that person doesn't share the same body thermal regulation that you do. So, if you frequently encounter problems Sweating at Night, then make sure to speak with your doctor about solutions that may be help you relieve those symptoms. This blog post is brought to you by your friends at Image source: Zimbio

1 comment:

  1. Not having a huge problem, I've kinda gotten used to it. Inadvertantly, due to headaches from coughing from bronchitis (following H1N1), I didn't want to take excedrin, so instead I went to bed with a large, 10x18" gel icepack, wrapped in a pillow case. I let it cradle my head all night. Kept cool well pretty much all night. I noticed, as a result, how much more comfortably I was sleeping! My husband indicated that I didn't seem as warm as usual. I've been doing this for two weeks now, and it works wickedly well to keep me comfortable at night. And I didn't really think I was bothered much by the heat. Just a suggestion, hope this simple trick can help others as well! Your Twitter friend, @blondetwit