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Best Alternative Treatments to Help You Fall Asleep After Night Sweats

Best Alternative Treatments to Help You Fall Asleep After Night Sweats

There are many medical treatments available for treating night sweats, with varying degrees of effectiveness. Initially, many women think prescribed medication or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the best course of action for managing night sweats. However, there are lower risk alternatives available. Read on to learn about the best alternative treatments available for falling back to sleep after a night sweat episode.

Relaxing Exercises

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One of the main causes of menopausal night sweats is stress. If you find yourself trying to get back to sleep after waking up from a night sweat, try doing different relaxation methods. They can help ease your mind, which will help you fall back asleep. Yoga poses such as cat pose and child's pose will help you focus on deep breathing, centralize your thoughts, and calm your nerves.

Running

There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night and staying awake. Whether you wake up from night sweat episode or a disturbance outside, it can be hard to get back to sleep. Try going for a jog or a quiet walk. This will you clear your mind and wear your body out. When you return home, you'll feel more relaxed and have an easier time falling asleep.

Running can also help keep stress at bay, help you stay healthy, help you maintain a more consistent sleeping schedule, and can prevent you from waking up in the middle of the night from night sweats.

Herbal Remedies

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Herbal remedies have been increasing in popularity because of their ability to help mitigate night sweats and other menopausal symptoms. Some women have found that using herbal remedies such as black cohosh and dong quai, have aided in reducing the frequency of night sweats and the lessening the severity of the symptoms.

Next time you're woken up by night sweats go and boil up some herbs and relax over a nice cup of herbal tea. Click here for more information about alternative treatments that can help you sleep after night sweats.

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Sources:
  • Boston Women's Health Collective. "Hot Flashes, Night Sweats and Sleep Disturbances." Our Bodies, Ourselves. 2006.
  • The National Institute of Health.(n.d). "Signs of the Menopausal Transition." Retrieved from www.nih.gov.
  • Von Muhlen, DG, et al. "A community-based study of menopause symptoms and estrogen replacement in older women." Maturitas. Sept 1995; 22(2): 71-8.