I have a feeling that many men—bless their hearts—simply don’t understand night sweats, or that they figure they’re just no big deal. This doesn’t make them bad people or anything; they might just have a hard time empathizing with a situation that they don’t have personal experience with. And it’s probably not just men; my guess is a lot of women don’t get just how miserable night sweats and hot flashes are until they experience them. It’s kind of like having a baby—some things you just have to go through to fully understand..
So anyway, when the show ended, the host told me that his own Mom also suffered from night sweats. I told him quite candidly that if this was the case, then he needed to be more empathetic and change his tone when discussing the topic.
I’d like to think that this was a turning point for him, but I’m not really sure. Maybe if his Mom took his advice and mailed him her sweaty nightie sometime (and the bed sheets too!) he might start to get it.
What has your experience been with night sweats and/or hot flashes? Do you think there is a way for us “hot women” to duplicate a hot flash or night sweat, so that our dear hubbies will really get an idea of what they are like? I’d love to read what you have to say on the issue!