Back
Home » Health
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Akshay Kumar's Kesari Trailer To Release Tomorrow As Fimmakers Feel The Timing Is Right!
    • Alia Bhatt On Mahesh Bhatt's Absence When She Was A Child: I Didn't Really Have Him; Didn't Miss Him
    • Salman Khan's Fans Threaten To Boycott His Next Film Bharat! Here's Why
    • Salman Khan’s Alleged GF Iulia Vantur Wants To Start A Family; Is Wedding Finally On The Cards?
    • Cobrapost Sting Operation: Sunny Leone, Sonu Sood Deny All The Allegations!
    • Mira Rajput Snapped After Sweating It Out At Gym; Kriti Sanon & Kartik Aaryan Promote Luka Chuppi
    • Sara Ali Khan And Aditi Rao Hydari Look Fabulous At Namrata Purohit’s Song Launch
    • Indra Kumar Has No Plans To Take 'Masti' Franchise Ahead
    • Varun Dhawan Posts The Sweetest Message For His Fans On His Instagram; Watch Video Here!
    • Sara Ali Khan Flashes The Cutest Smile To The Cameras; Aditi Rao Hydari Snapped At A Salon
    • Malaika Arora Steps Out Casual In A Sweatshirt Dress; Ishaan Khatter Spotted Going For A Bike Ride
    • What Bad Blood? Katrina Kaif & Alia Bhatt’s Instagram Banter Is All Things Love..
    • Farhan Akhtar & Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Team Up For 'Toofan'
    • Ranveer Singh: India's Victory In The '83 World Cup Is Spectacular & Unreal!
    • Malaika Arora Reveals How Her Family Reacted A Night Before Her Divorce With Arbaaz Khan!
    • 'Gully Boy' Director Zoya Akhtar: I Love Films Populated With People
    • Pulwama Terror Attack: Fans Create 'Stop Fake News Against Shahrukh Khan' Trend On Twitter
    • Dream Girl: Manjot Singh Joins The Cast Of This Ayushmann Khurrana Film, Details Inside!
How To Get Rid Of Hot Flashes And Night Sweats
Boldsky | 13th Jul, 2018 09:40 AM

Do you know what hot flashes are? They are common symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. Menopausal hot flashes and night sweats can be uncomfortable, even while you are asleep which can disrupt your sleep. This article will tell you about the remedies for hot flashes at night.

Hot flashes are a sudden feeling of heat and sometimes it may cause sweating. It starts when the blood vessels near the skin's surface widen to cool off, which eventually breaks out in a sweat. Some women experience a rapid hear rate and feel cold.

When you experience sweats at night while sleeping, it is called night sweats. They can wake you up and can disrupt your sleep cycle.

What Are The Factors That Trigger Hot Flashes?

The common ones are the following:

  • Drinking alcohol.
  • Eating spicy foods.
  • Consuming products with caffeine.
  • Feeling stressed or anxious.
  • Wearing tight clothes.
  • Smoking or being exposed to the smoke.
  • Bending over.
  • Staying in a hot room.
Symptoms Of Menopause

The signs and symptoms of menopause are irregular periods, vaginal dryness, mood disorders, hot flashes and night sweats, you become forgetful, you have trouble in sleeping, you start experiencing physical changes and you feel differently about sex.

Home Remedies For Hot Flashes And Night Sweats

1. Cut Back On Your Caffeine

2. Stop Smoking

3. Exercising

4. Try Dietary Changes

1. Cut Back On Your Caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulant, so beverages which contain caffeine may aggravate hot flashes. It is advisable to limit yourself to 200 to 300 milligrams of caffeine per day or about one and a half cups of coffee per day. If you are drinking more than this amount, cut back on your coffee intake gradually by drinking fruits infused water and decaf coffee.

2. Stop Smoking

Women who have undergone menopause should not smoke at all as they are more likely to experience hot flashes than their non-smoking counterparts. This is because of the nicotine's stimulating effect.

3. Exercising

Engaging in regular physical activity will help to improve your overall health. This may allow to help ease your hot flashes. A study found that women who did yoga or any other moderate physical exercise five days a week for at least an hour can lower the frequency of hot flashes they encountered. Aim for doing breathing exercise, walking, cycling and jogging exercises.

4. Try Dietary Changes

Eating a diet with plenty of variety foods like whole grains, fruits and vegetables would help in weight management. This can help reduce hot flashes; also consume more of soy-rich foods since they are rich in isoflavones - a substance that has effects similar to estrogen supplements. You can eat soy products like tofu, soy milk, and soy bean.

Though these home remedies may take some time to show positive results, these are some quick fixes that you could try:

  • Wear loose clothing and dress in layers, even on coldest days so that you can adjust your clothes whenever necessary.
  • Wearing cotton clothes at night and sleeping on cotton bed linens.
  • Sipping ice water before a hot flash arises.
  • Keep a cold ice pack at the side of your bed.
  • Turn down the temperature in your bedroom.
  • Turn on the fan when you are warm.
  • Exercise during the day to decrease stress.
  • Turn your head pillow often.
  • Slowly deepen your breathing to help your body relax.
  • Eat one or two servings of soy per day which decrease hot flashes.
  • Taking evening primrose supplement capsules can be used to treat hot flashes.
  • Consume flaxseeds or take flaxseed supplements which are also known as linseed oil to reduce hot flashes.
Share this article!

If you liked reading this article, share it with your loved ones.

ALSO READ: How To Prevent Yeast Infection From Wet Bathing Suit

   
 
Health and Life
  • Trochanteric Bursitis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Wonderful Health Benefits Of Alfalfa – The Queen Of Forage
  • Durian: The Exotic Fruit With Many Health Benefits
    • Latent Autoimmune Diabetes In Adults (LADA): Facts You Should Know
    • Sickle Cell Anaemia: Types, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
    • Health Benefits And Uses Of Ratan Jot
      • Fiddlehead Ferns: Types, Health Benefits & Risks
      • Gene Editing: Everything You Need To Know
      • HCG Diet For Weight Loss: Meal Plans, Recipes And Side Effects
        • Health Benefits Of Rauwolfia serpentina
        • Cat Eye Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes And Treatment
        • Knee Dislocation: Symptoms, Causes And Treatment
          • Ketamine For Depression: Dosage, Risks And Side Effects
          • Pharmacogenetics In Treating Epilepsy
          • How Microplastics Negatively Impact Your Health
            • How To Manage Diabetes At Work
            • What Is Yacon Syrup & What Are Its Benefits
            • Endoscopy: Types, Preparation, Risks & Side Effects
              • The Ayurvedic Way Of Transitioning From Winter to Spring
              • Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS): Symptoms, Causes And Diagnosis
              • Benefits Of Mediterranean Diet For Diabetes