Long gone are the turtleneck sweaters that I loved to wear. It has been 25 years since I started menopause and I still get those awful hot flashes; certainly not nearly as bad as they were when I first started menopause.
I could feel them coming on. It was like heat forming in the pit of my stomach. It would permeate from the inside out. I knew it would only last for a short while, but these bursts would return continuously throughout the day, at different intervals and almost always at night.
Back then, hot flashes were still somewhat of a mystery and there were really no remedies, aside from sticking my head in the refrigerator until they started to subside.
At night I would throw my hands against the cool wall waiting for the heat to dwindle away. As it did, it would leave me cold and clammy.
Today my hot flashes and I have a much better relationship. A few nights ago, I felt an usually intense wave of hot flashes coming over me. The perspiration was pooling between my breasts. Then I suddenly remembered the hand towel in the nightgown trick that my dear friend Wendy, founder of Dry Babe had written about. That little trick had actually inspired Wendy to go on and design a line of nightgowns specifically made of an absorbent fabric for women experiencing night sweats.
She had given me one of her beautiful nightgowns as a gift, so I changed into it and put it to the test. Guess what, it works! Within moments I could feel the moisture disappear. I was astounded at how well the fabric absorbed it and so quickly.
“I am a night sweat sufferer and have been for 5 years now. For years I suffered in silence. I would wake up at least once during the night soaking wet. I had to get out of bed, towel off, change clothes and then try to get back to sleep. Does this sound familiar? Sometimes, hours later, there would be a repeat performance…”
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Dr. Greene tells me for some women the sweats go away after menopause, but for others they stay with you always. I guess I am one of those “lucky” women.
My little secret: Keep active; exercise, don’t overdue on spicy foods. Wear peel off layers of clothes. Use Dry Babe absorbent sleep wear.
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