Along with hot flashes, night sweats are considered vasomotor symptoms, or symptoms that originate from temporary changes in the blood vessels. During a night sweat, blood vessels dilate, which results in redness and the release of heat, and sweat occurs the cool the body down. It can be hard to get back to sleep after a night sweat, especially after the sweat cools and leaves a clammy feeling.
- About 60 – 80% of women experience vasomotor symptoms sometime over the course of the menopause transition.
- Smokers were 60% more likely to report hot flashes and night sweats than nonsmokers.
- Women with more frequent vasomotor symptoms are more likely to report a lower health-related quality of life.
- Those with vasomotor symptoms are more likely to report having poor sleep, including trouble falling asleep, waking in the night, and early-morning awakening.
What Causes Night Sweats?
Night sweats happen as a result of hormonal imbalance during menopause. As the body prepares to permanently end the menstrual cycle, hormone levels fluctuate up and down. Estrogen in particular influences the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that regulates body temperature, among other functions. When changes in estrogen levels affect the hypothalamus, it may incorrectly detect that the body is too hot, triggering the blood vessels to dilate and the sweat glands to activate in response.
Night Sweat Triggers
When estrogen levels are fluctuating, certain triggers can set off a night sweat episode. Each woman may have her own triggers, but the most common ones include:
- Excessive blankets
- Non-breathable pajamas
- High anxiety levels
- Exercise before bed
Risk factors that may make a woman more likely to experience night sweats include:
- Smoking (including secondhand smoke)
- A history of neglect
- Low socioeconomic position
How Macafem Relieves Night Sweats
Macafem is a natural supplement rich in essential nutrients and unique alkaloids. These compounds support the body’s hormone glands, promoting the natural production of hormones at balanced levels. When estrogen levels are balanced, the brain doesn’t trigger sweating episodes.
Macafem typically produces a reduction in night sweats within a week, though 30 consecutive days of use are recommended for best results.
Macafem does NOT contain any hormones, neither synthetic nor plant-based. Rather, it helps the body produce its own hormones naturally. This supplement is safe and effective for alleviating night sweats and other menopause symptoms.
Find out more about how Macafem works.
Night Sweats FAQs
1. When do women experience night sweats?
Women first tend to experience night sweats during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause when hormone levels are in flux. Many women enter perimenopause in their mid-forties, though this can vary by individual.
2. What symptoms commonly accompany night sweats?
Night sweat episodes often come with nausea, chills, headache, rapid heartbeat, and sleep disturbances. Night sweats can lead to daytime fatigue and insomnia, especially if they are intense and frequent.
3. Should I go to the doctor if I have night sweats?
Most women do not need medical treatment for menopausal night sweats. Severe and persistent night sweats may need medication if they are lowering the sufferer’s quality of life. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms alongside night sweats, you should visit your doctor:
- Breathlessness or gasping for air during sleep
- Constant coughing
- Unexplained weight loss
4. How can night sweats be managed?
Night sweats can be prevented, at least in part, by avoiding triggers. Refrain from spicy meals, hot showers, and exercise within a few hours before bedtime. Ventilate your bedroom and use pajamas made from breathable fabrics, like cotton. Keeping a glass of cool water and a towel by your bed can help you get back to sleep after a night sweat episode.
5. Can I get night sweats during the day?
Yes. Night sweats that occur during waking hours are referred to as hot flashes.
6. How should Macafem be taken to relieve night sweats?
The dosage of Macafem is adjustable to each woman’s needs. The general recommendation is three tablets daily taken with breakfast. If night sweats are not significantly reduced within one month, the dosage could be doubled to six tablets per day.
Other Symptoms of Menopause
Hormonal imbalance during menopause can cause symptoms besides hot flashes and night sweats. Every woman’s menopause experience is unique, so not all experience the same symptoms.
Macafem can alleviate the following symptoms naturally: