HOW TO HELP WITH HOT FLASHES
Is it hot in here? Or is it another hot flash? We know how frustrating hot flashes can be. Especially when they make sleeping at night difficult. Due to a shift in estrogen and progesterone levels before and during menopause, your body may have trouble regulating temperature. This can cause you to experience night sweats and hot flashes. Here are some natural things you can do to try and ease the discomfort.
- Stay cool at night - Try not to overdress or over bundle when going to sleep at night. Cooling sheets can help keep you from overheating.
- Avoid trigger foods - Hot and spicy foods, caffeinated beverages, and alcohol can trigger hot flashes.
- Avoid stress - This one can be challenging, but stress has been known to increase the frequency of hot flashes. Try starting a regular yoga or meditation practice.
- Stay hydrated - Being dehydrated keeps your body from functioning optimally. So drink up!