Everyone knows all too well that feeling of waking up frantic from your deep slumber that somehow has you all sweaty! If that’s not the case, you’ve probably waken up shivering because no matter how many blankets you pile onto yourself, the ruthless night can seem long and cold. Some call these feelings a close cousin of night terrors because what’s more terrifying than being interrupted during your sleep by the discomfort of the wrong temperature?
In order to best avoid having trouble while sleeping, it’s best to sleep with the room at 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit for adults and 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit for children. It should be noted that your body’s ideal temperature may vary based on body size, cardiovascular health, and much more so feel free to experiment with your thermostat to test which temperature is best for yourself! While it’s important to consider the room temperature when trying to fix your restless sleep, it’s just as important to think about various factors that may be causing your night sweats. The temperature you sleep is just one of the many reasons that might be robbing you of your precious sleep.
Don’t mess with your Circadian Rhythm!
The circadian rhythm is like your internal clock which is constantly running in order to maintain cycles between sleepiness and alertness. If your circadian rhythm is disturbed, then you may experience bigger swings of sleepiness and alertness throughout your day. That’s why it’s important to keep your internal clock well managed. You can better manage and control your circadian rhythm by making sure that your sleep surroundings aren’t interrupting your senses. This can be done by turning your lights off to help the flow of your melatonin (another key player in giving you a sound sleep). Additionally, noise and smells may also trigger or aggravate nerve stimulation while you’re asleep. Needless to say, the temperature of your room will also affect your sleep because if for example, it’s too cold, your body will wake you up thinking that you might freeze to death.
Dreaded Hormone Imbalances
Hormone imbalances often occur in women just like older women may experience “hot flashes” during their menopause. What regulates the body’s temperature is the hypothalamus which sometimes might receive and process wrong signals from the dramatic hormone shifts that your body may have. Additionally, thyroid issues can also cause hormone imbalances.
The Not-so-Lovely Burn in your Heart
Chronic heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, may be another reason you suffer from night sweats. While chronic heartburn might give you night sweats, it can also lead to like stomach ulcers or stomach cancer. Therefore, make sure to speak with your doctor to see what the best solution may be to finding out how to beat night sweats.
Read Your Medication
Sometimes, we just blindly trust whatever medication we need to take without checking the side effects. If you read up on the information, you may find that “night sweats” can be a side effect. Talk with your doctor to see if you could either switch or find a different medication that may decrease the likelihood of experiencing night sweats.
Those who experience sleep apnea may be familiar with having your breathing interrupted or stopped thus prompting your body to wake up. This can cause a vicious cycle of constantly wrestling with your body to go back to sleep while having your brain wake you up before you completely stop breathing. If you feel that you suffer from sleep apnea, consult your doctor to see if it’s time for you to visit a sleep clinic.
Sleep sweats can actually be your body’s cry for help especially when it comes to the early signs of a disease such as Parkinson’s. This disease is a neurological-based movement disorder that is progressive and incurable. Seeking help as soon as you can would be in your best interest especially since this disease slowly degenerates your ability to control muscle movements.
Overall, after reading up on all these possibilities to what exactly causes night sweats, it really boils down to controlling your room’s temperature. By beating the heat, you’ll be able to achieve a restful sleep without having to wake up uncomfortably sweaty every morning.
Sleep Comfortably At Night
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