The term “night sweats”, or “nocturnal hyperhydrosis”, refers to excessive sweating that occurs during the night. This phenomenon, which may be caused by any number of things, can cause the sufferer to wake up in the middle of the night cold, clammy, and uncomfortable with drenched clothing and sheets that are damp.
While there are a number of treatments that might help with this phenomena (see our Power Surges article above), one of the most effective solutions is the use of wicking sleepwear. This specialty sleepwear is made of an extraordinary, layered fabric that moves sweat away from the body to the outer layer of the fabric, where it evaporates. At the same time, the permeability of the fabric allows hot air to radiate away from the body, keeping the skin fresh and cool.
Essentials for the Special Woman currently carries Wildbleu’s line of wicking sleepwear and stocks over five styles of pajamas and sleepwear, ranging from gowns to Capri sets. These garments, which come in a variety of colors, range in generous sizes from Small to 3XL and come in styles that will flatter all body types. Additionally, Essentials for the Special Woman carries a line of bed linens and pillowcases in the same wonderful wicking fabric, which allow a comfortable and restful night’s sleep.
It’s important to note that wicking fabrics should be hand-washed in cold-water and hung to dry. Fabric softeners should not be used with wicking garments, as they can impede the fibers’ wicking properties.
Visit us in our new Vernon, CT location to see all of our wicking sleepwear options!