Four tips for sleeping with hyperhidrosis

If you sweat at night, there are a few things you can do to get some rest.  

If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, you will know that excessive sweating can be very uncomfortable and disruptive. If the condition is having a detrimental effect on your sleep at night, it’s likely that you are feeling exhausted and that your day-to-day life has been affected. Fortunately, even if you sweat at night, there are a few things you can do to manage the issue so that you can get some rest. Read on for our tips on getting a good night’s sleep with hyperhidrosis…

1.  Choose your bedding carefully

It is possible that your bedding is contributing to or exacerbating your sweating at night. It is best to choose sheets and blankets that are breathable — cotton is often an excellent choice of fabric. You may also find it helpful to layer your bedding in a way that allows you to kick of extra blankets if you start to feel hot during the night.

2.   Wear natural pyjamas

When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, especially if you struggle with hyperhidrosis, it’s important that you are comfortable. Try to find pyjamas that are made from light, natural fabrics such as cotton or silk. These will allow your skin to breath and are more likely to keep you cool than synthetic materials like polyester. It’s also advisable that you don’t wear socks in bed as they will probably lead to sweating at some point in the night.

3.  Go to bed relaxed

If you have had a busy day and you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, you may find it difficult to relax before you get into bed. But the reality is that it can be very beneficial to wind down properly before you get ready to sleep. Try to establish a night time routine that lets your body know that it’s time to settle down for the evening — this might include having a soothing bath or reading a book. Try to avoid stressful activities that can wait until the morning, such as checking your work email or replying to messages — anxiety and stress can sometimes trigger sweating, and should be managed if you suspect that they are affecting your quality of sleep.

4.  Consider a treatment

If you are still really struggling to get a good night’s sleep because of excessive sweating, it may be time to seek professional help. The good news is that hyperhidrosis can be treated in a number of ways. One of the most effective options for those who suffer from excessive underarm sweating is MiraDry. The treatment delivers controlled microwave energy to the sweat glands through a handheld device. Through a heating process, the sweat glands are destroyed while the surface of the skin remains cool.

Another option for the treatment of hyperhidrosis is a procedure known as endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS). During this process, the overactive sympathetic nerves that are responsible for excessive sweating are destroyed.

How can we help?

At North Western Vascular, we understand that excessive sweating can have a negative impact on your daily life. We offer treatments for sweaty hands, feet and armpits, as well as facial blushing.

If you are struggling with any of these issues, we encourage you to come in and see us so that we can let you know which treatment is most appropriate for you. We have many years of experience and will guide you through your treatment and address any questions or concerns that you might have a long the way.  

To find out more about hyperhidrosis and what you can do to resolve the issue, please have a look here.

Our team also offers a comprehensive range of treatments for vascular conditions and venous disorders. To learn more about our team and what we do, please have a look here.   If you would like to book an appointment, please get in touch here, or alternatively call us on 03 9372 9999.

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