Thankfully, my days of hot flashes and evenings of night sweats are a thing of the past.
For me, what finally worked was to get on the correct medications. Once my hormones were back in balance, these unpleasant (to put it mildly!) symptoms went away.
But I know that millions of women are not as fortunate as I am. Every night, they continue to wake up freezing and drenched in sweat, and then beg their families to let them keep the A/C set at 60 during the day because they feel so insanely warm. In an effort to help these women feel better, I’ve done a lot of reading on the various products that claim to help us feel cooler. I’ve also spoken with other women about them, to ask for their opinions. And in the spirit of good research, I’ve tried them too.
Below, you’ll see a list of products that have earned what I call “The Good Housekeeping Seal of Michelle.” These are the ones that I’ve heard the best, most consistently positive feedback on, and that I also personally loved.
But first, I want to take a minute and remind anyone who is dealing with hot flashes and/or night sweats to be sure to keep a water bottle at your side at all times. When I first started having night sweats, I found that I was thirsty all of the time. While I was used to drinking a lot of water while dancing, it took me a few thirsty days to realize that as far as your body is concerned, sweating is sweating! Keep a bottle at your bedside and one in your purse and be sure to keep your body hydrated.
Okay, on to the products! What all of these have in common is the ability to help keep our body temperatures regulated, which in turn leads to better sleep (and a better mood!).
As you know, when you have night sweats, your pajamas get soaked. What we need, then, is something that will pull away, or wick, the moisture from our skin. What we need are called wicking pajamas, which are available at www.serenecomfort.com and also www.karenneuburger.com
I just love how these jammies work. When you wear them and get sweaty, the fabric helps take the sweat away from your body and absorbs it away from your skin. So you are left feeling dry and comfy, instead of cold and soggy.