Night sweats refer to excess sweating during the night. Not to be confused with being in a hot environment and not related to simply being hot from sleeping on a warm night or in a hot room or from having too many bed clothes. This type of sweating is actually normal.
Real night sweats are severe hot flashes that occur throughout the night that can literally saturate your clothes and sheets.
What causes Night Sweats?
There are in fact many causes of night sweats and hot flashes, with the most common sufferers being ladies going through menopause and peri-menopause. Closely followed by cancer treatment, postpartum (also known as postnatal depression) and a number of other illnesses such as thyroid problems, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, anxiety, obesity and more.
What is the solution?
Doctors, for so many years, advised women suffering from night sweats to sleep in cotton, because it breathes. Sounds feasible enough, right? Wrong. What Doctors did not think of and or experience themselves was the fact that cotton would absorb the moisture and stay wet and heavy all night long, not being able to dry.
It’s a great idea if you don’t mind changing your bedsheets and your clothes multiple times a night every single night…
Isn’t Cotton good for soaking up water?
All great bath towels are made of 100% cotton. Why? Because cotton is most efficient at absorbing and soaking up water. The cotton fibres retain all the fluid, which makes the material heavy and damp. As we all know with wet cotton shirts, shorts, dresses, etc., the material will not dry unless they are hung for a long period of time in the warmth and or wind.
Moisture Wicking Fabric
Wicking fabric pulls the moisture into the fibres away from the body to the face of the fabric, so you can be kept comfortable and dry all night long.
Our Secret Moisture Wicking Material – Dri-Release
Unlike many other wicking materials (you would have seen a lot of these fabrics in sports clothing) Dri Release is a unique fabric that actually looks and feels like cotton. Best of all though, it keeps its wearers comfortable, dry and odour-free.
Made from a patented yarn, with a trace of natural fibres, Dri-release® combines the best qualities of both – it wicks moisture away from the skin, and it’s soft to the touch.
A Freshguard® treatment embedded in the yarn virtually eliminates odour. Whilst our product range, all made from Dri-release® is best known as menopause sleepwear, the benefits can be enjoyed by anyone who tends to overheat when sleeping.
Sleep and Sound is a family-owned company who understand the importance of hearing protection and sleep for the betterment of your life. Our team is dedicated to helping you hear better, sleep better, and live your life better.
Our mission is to educate as many people as possible about caring for their ears and promoting good sleep habits for a restful night of sleep.