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Can you relate? Night Sweats Day Sweats Common Causes and Ways to Cope

All too often these days, I find myself waking up in the middle of the night soaking wet.
Drenched in sweat.
My nightclothes are damp and I need to change or I get chilled pretty quickly.

My chest is often running with sweat as if I’ve been working hard at the gym.
It’s pretty gross!

Night sweats are no fun and can really disrupt our sleep causing a whole host of problems from grouchiness and eye bags to lowered immunity and illness!

Night sweats can be caused by many things.
Some are pretty obvious and easily fixed.
Some are a part of life and getting older.
Some causes are more sinister and need the attention of a doctor.
{Always see your doctor if you have concerns and never google your symptoms… it’s always terrifying!}

Some Possible causes of your Night Sweats:

  • Your room is too warm or the blankets are too warm.
  • Hormones! Pre-menstrual? Perimenopausal?… Hormones going crazy?  We girls have it tough!
  • Full on Menopausal hot flushes (or hot flashes). 
  • Medication for anything from migraine to blood sugar regulators… and lots more besides!
  • Certain illnesses from the common cold to more serious conditions like HIV, TB, and certain cancers.
  • Neurological conditions like Parkinson’s.

How to Cope with Night Sweats:

  • Accept what’s happening and try not to stress about it! Getting uptight just makes things worse.
  • Try some meditation and/or deep breathing. It will help you relax and nod back off.
  • Keep your room cool and airy.
  • Avoid heavy (high tog) blankets and duvets.
  • Wear sweat-wicking fabrics… but be aware that not all sweat-wickers are created equal!
  • Drink plenty of water and have a glass next to your bed.

Sweat-wicking fabrics won’t stop you sweating (or getting those flushes!) but they will help the situation be less uncomfortable.
The fabric will allow the moisture to escape then dry quickly to prevent that awful cold and clammy feeling!

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I was so happy to be sent a few different pieces to try from the Femtech brand BECOME.

“Become’s™ ground breaking Anti-Flush Technology™ combines a seamless knit and flat thread to create a refined fabric that cools the body during sudden surges in heat. The material works to wick away moisture by evaporating it quickly and effectively, keeping you dry and comfortable – whilst Become’s™ hi-tech fabric controls odour with its anti-microbial finish, creating a barrier between the bacteria and the fabric which immobilises the odour source and locks it in. Finally, as the body starts to cool down the fabric works to lock in heat, avoiding those post-flush chills. This revolutionary formula ensures the wearer remains at ease and confident throughout.”

Each piece is wrapped like a gift and was a pleasure to open…

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The fabrication is designed to deal with sudden (rapid) increases in temperature and sweating, like menopausal flushes.
AND it doesn’t get smelly like other wicking fabrics can… an essential part for me!
(There is nothing as gross as sweating into cheap polyester… instant stink!)

I’ve been putting the BECOME items I received through some rigorous road-testing.
No messing about here ladies!

I’ve worn the vest tops and briefs for normal daily activities and I’ve also tried wearing them as a ‘PJ set’ for bed.
They have worked well both during the day AND at night.
My night’s sleep felt more comfortable and less clammy!

The fabric feels nice but the briefs are a little on the neat side and gave me a VPL.
I’m not overly fleshy so it might be worth sizing up if you prefer a smoother look.
(The cut of these briefs will never look totally smooth under clothes though, so be aware of that!)

I’ve also worn the vest tops and long sleeved top under outfits for warmth and comfort.
You know how I love a base layer and theses pieces worked beautifully under my outfits.
They reduce overheating and seem to regulate temperature.

I’ve also worn the pink vest top to a high impact class at the gym.
(It looked great with a bold pair of leggings!)

I thought I was going to expire during the class and could hardly catch my breath but my sweat was wicked away beautifully by this little vest top.
AND… no whiff at the end of the session.

I’ve been genuinely impressed with these items and feel so happy to share them with you.

They certainly make those warmer moments a little more comfortable and come in some pretty colours, which is always a bonus!

  • BLUE TOP & BRIEFS (briefs are reduced)
  • CAMISOLE & LEGGINGS (Leggings are now a lower price)
  • PINK VEST & BRIEFS (both reduced in price now!)

(All courtesy of

I’d love to hear about your night-sweats and hot-flushing daytime experiences.

Do you suffer?
What are your coping strategies?
I’d love to hear your tips and tricks to make life (and especially sleep) easier.

Comment below or drop me an email {}… I love hearing from you!

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