It is reported that more than 70% of menopausal women experience NIGHT SWEATS, which can result in sleep disturbances, which, in turn, can cause tiredness or exhaustion during the day. Night sweats can be unpredictable and can affect some women several times a night while others experience it only occasionally.
In the same way that hot flashes occur during the day, falling estrogen levels can cause the same symptoms at night, resulting in excessive sweating that can drench bed sheets.
Night sweats can often be lessened by avoiding potential triggers such as spicy foods, alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, overheated bedrooms, and heavy bedclothes and blankets. Medical conditions such as diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, and sleep apnea can also be a cause of night sweats, so these should be ruled out.
There are some things you can do to decrease the incidence of night sweats, including:
• Wearing light, cotton nightclothes.
• Using sheets and a light blanket to sleep rather than a heavy duvet.
• Using a small fan by the bed.
• Keeping a frozen cold pack under the pillow at night so you have a cool side for your head.
Essential Oils originating from mint plant species can have a naturally cooling effect on the body and can be helpful to use at night. Additionally, Essential Oils that support healthy hormone levels can also be beneficial in reducing night sweats. What oils would these include?
• Tension Blend
• Encouraging Blend
• Blend for Women
• Monthly Blend for Women
• Cellular Complex Blend
SPEARMINT has many uses: not only is it very supportive to the digestive system, but it’s also calming to the nervous system, is good for the skin and reproductive system, and supportive for the emotions.
Milder than Peppermint, SPEARMINT is a good alternative for those with sensitive skin. It is beneficial to the skin where there is acne, sores, or scarring. SPEARMINT has a cleansing and uplifting aroma and can be used to promote a positive mood and a sense of focus, while also having many digestive benefits.
DON’T SWEAT IT EVENING TIME BODY RECIPE
• 2 drops Clary Sage
• 2 drops Spearmint
• 1 drop Lavender
After an evening bath or shower, add these oils to 2 tsp. Fractionated Coconut Oil or other carrier oil, and apply all over the body. Not only will these oils ready the body for a good night’s sleep but they will help to balance hormones as well.
QUESTION – WHICH OF THE ESSENTIAL OILS LISTED ABOVE ARE YOU INTERESTED TO TRY FOR NIGHT SWEATS?