Your PJs and Sheets Are Underperforming
Even if you sleep in a cool room, you may wake up soaked with sweat. Night sweats are commonly associated with perimenopause and menopause, but they can also be triggered by menstruation, medications for depression, diabetes and other conditions. Check with your doctor to make sure this isn't a symptom of a serious condition or disease (such as an infection or cancer). Then try sleeping with a fan to evaporate the moisture from your skin, and always wear loose, breathable clothing. Several new products address this problem: "performance" sheets made from the same wicking fabric as athletic shorts; soft, towel-like nightgowns to absorb moisture; and pillows covered in Coolmax fabric to prevent dampness.