When you use the best pillows for hot flashes and night sweats it will help you get a better night’s sleep. There are also several other things you can do as well to reduce the severity of hot flashes and night sweats and we will go over those later. I no longer have hot flashes and night sweats, but I did for a number of years, so I am well aware of what its like to experience them and now understand the causes of night sweats.
What are Hot Flashes?
Hot flashes, also known as a hot flush, are periods of feeling intense heat, hot, red skin and uncontrollable sweating. Almost 2/3 of all women in perimenopause or menopause will experience hot flashes. Some women experience a faster heart rate or even chills. As a result, there are many kinds of sleep pillows which can help regulate temperature when your body’s internal mechanisms aren’t working as well as you’d like.
What Causes Hot Flashes?
There are many hormonal changes that accompany menopause. As estrogen levels decline, many women experience inconsistencies in their ability to regulate heat effectively and the resulting conditions are often related to circulation. Capillaries close to the skin may expand to cool the body down.
Good Pillows for Hot Flashes
During those years I tried every type of pillow and bedding on the market to cool off during the night so that I could get some much needed sleep. You haven’t lived until you have been drenched in stinky hormonal sweat somewhere between 2 to 4 a.m.
Call me crazy, but I believe there is such a thing as hormonal sweat and that it has a distinct odor that is similar to a wet dog.
Thank goodness, for your sake, they have new and better sleep pillows and bedding for hot flashes and night sweats than they did back then. The most favored pillow cooling device for hot flashes on the market right now is the Chillow, mainly because Dr. Oz says it’s the way to go and he gives out really good advice most of the time. If you want more to go on than this, check out the 218 reviews on Amazon.
Another amazing cooling pillow for hot flashes is the Sleep Better Iso-Cool Memory Foam Pillow it has 345 reviews with a 4 star rating, so its no slouch. Not sure if Dr.Oz recommends this one or not, but there are many others, including myself, that prefer it over the Chillow.
As bedding goes, bamboo sheets and pillow cases are an excellent choice for those who experience hot flashes and night sweats. You will find that bamboo is much softer as well as more absorbent than other fabrics. This is the fabric of choice for those who sleep in hot humid climates and need bedding that stays cool naturally.
Of course, you can always go with temperature regulated bedding, since it actually helps regulate body temperature. Not only are there temperature regulated sheets and sleep pillow cases, but mattress pads as well for additional comfort. You will find plenty of reviews for them at Amazon with the Chillow and other pillow cooling devices.
Positive lifestyle changes can reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes and night sweats. Caffeine, alcohol as well as spicy and fatty foods are known to trigger hot flashes and night sweats, so it’s a good idea to cut back or cut them out entirely, especially 3-4 hours before bed time.
I have found that maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle will not only reduce hot flashes and night sweats, but prevent them. When you put forth maximum effort to eliminate habits that you know are harmful and replace them with healthy ones unbalanced hormones begin to level out. A great night pillow can be a comforting source to help you better regulate your night-time temperature.