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By: Maria Diefenbach
Posted on: Nov 27, 2019

Why you are sweating at night and how to prevent it

Considered to be one of the four pillars of health, it is crucial that we make sleep as much of a priority as having a clean and healthy home. With over 33 percent of the population suffering from night sweats, and over 16 percent struggling with extreme nighttime sweating—intense enough to soak the bedsheets—night sweats have become quite the topic of discussion around here.

The causes of night sweats can range from menopause and hormonal disorders, to infections, certain medications and more. Not only are they frustrating to deal with, but they can also be a chore to keep up with. Read on for a few expert tips we’ve compiled on how to manage and possibly even prevent your night sweats—and how to keep your home sanitary through it all.

Tip #1: Hydration is Key

This may seem counterintuitive, but if you suffer from night sweats, it is very important to stay hydrated during the day—after all, your body is losing hydration throughout the night. Plus, improved hydration directly counteracts the side effects of dehydration, which include migraines, headaches, fatigue and more. As a rule of thumb, the more hydrated you are, the better your health—and in turn, hydration can help reduce your night sweats.

Tip #: Change Your Sheets Often

If you do struggle with night sweats, it is important to change your sheets often as sweating is your body’s way of ridding itself of toxins. After just one week, your pillowcase can be home to over 3 million different kinds of bacteria—17,442 times more bacteria than on a toilet seat! And your bedsheets? In the same week, they can be home to over 5 million bacteria—24,631 times more than on a bathroom door knob! Be sure to change your sheets weekly, if not bi-weekly, and use Serta’s Sertapedic Ultimate Pillow Protector and Triple Protector Mattress Pad to eliminate bacteria buildup and keep your sleeping environment fresh and clean.

Tip #3: Snooze In a Cool Space

Keep your bedroom thoroughly ventilated and at a cool temperature as you sleep. On average, we spend a third of our day in our bedroom sleeping, and the cooler and cleaner the air in our bedroom is, the less severe or frequent our night sweats will be. One of the best ways to achieve this is with an air purifier. Our rooms, even our beds, accumulate dust—and air purifiers work to trap the dust before it gets the chance to settle, leaving your sleeping environment as clean as possible and helping prevent night sweats.

What are your best practices for sleeping through the night sweat-free? Let us know on The Cleaner Home Facebook page!