If you get night sweats while you sleep, you’re not alone.
It’s not uncommon to sweat during the night from time to time, but unlike extra body heat generated from a hot room or heavy blanket, regular night sweats may actually be due to your eating habits close to bedtime.
According to an article published by Harvard Medical School, eating any meals, especially a heavy one close to bedtime, can induce night sweats because the body generates heat as it metabolizes food. Especially if you’re having a high-sugar meal because your body will make too much insulin (the hormone that helps you process sugar and change it into energy).
So, while food alone is not always the sole reason for night sweats, stay away from these food groups and drinks 2-3 hours before bedtime to relieve your night sweats:
- SPICY FOOD
- HOT DRINKS
- HYDROGENATED FATS
- HIGHLY REFINED FOODS