Night sweats? How to prevent sweating while you’re sleeping

Sleep naked

Some people enjoy sleeping naked or perhaps they think they will be less hot when they’re naked. The more clothes you wear, the warmer you are, right? Actually, the opposite is true. If you wear a cotton T-shirt, the sweat will be absorbed by the fabric, meaning you won’t ruin your bed sheets. Moreover, when you’re wearing pyjamas you won’t have to cover yourself with as much bedding. You’ll be less warm and sweat less. We recommend wearing pyjamas made of cotton or linen, as synthetic fabrics will make you more sweaty.


If you’re watching your health and you like to work out at night, this could be the reason for your night sweats. When you’ve broken a sweat during your workout, it might take your body two to four hours to cool down again. If you exercise right before going to bed, this might be the reason why you’re feeling hot and sweaty. Try to plan your workouts at least four hours before going to bed. This will allow your body to cool down enough and it will also help with your sleeping, as you might feel jittery right after a workout.


If you’re a woman in your late forties or early fifties, you might be suffering from your menopause. This could cause hot flashes and perspiration. It’s no fun and it can be quite bothersome, but unfortunately nothing can be done about it. Try using bedding made of breathable fabric, such as cotton or linen, not synthetics. Change it often and wear pyjamas made of the same fabric.

Spicy foods

Do you like your food to be spicy? This might be the cause of your night sweats. Your body needs to work a little harder to digest the spicy food, causing your body to heat up. If you eat a lot of hot sauce and notice that you’re sweating more at night, it might be time to hold back on the spices.

If none of these apply to you and you still notice a lot of perspiration at night, you might want to contact a physician.

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