The Best Sleepwear for Dealing With Night Sweats

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Prescription meds for anxiety and depression—and, often, the anxiety itself—can cause night sweats as well, says Revelle. “Stress and anxiety leave us in a prolonged ‘fight or flight’ state, telling our nervous system to stay vigilant, including our sweat glands,” she explains. “Night sweats are a common side effect of anxiety disorders, as well as the medications used to treat them: Roughly 10% of patients taking SSRIs, the most common class of antidepressant and antianxiety medications, experience night sweats.

While Yala doesn’t have a proprietary material like Lusomé, the sustainability-focused brand’s sleepwear is made of a fiber known for its breathability and moisture-wicking properties: sustainable organic bamboo that is transformed into viscose via a closed-loop process. “Viscose from bamboo is a naturally flowing fabric ideal for creating flattering, comfortable garments that move with you,” according to a rep for the brand. “It is soft, thin, and breathable.

Lara Smith, founder and CEO of Lusomé, a Canada-based sleepwear brand for night sweats, was inspired to launch the brand in 2014 because of her sister’s fraught sleep due to excessive sweating from chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

Night sweats are often associated with middle-aged women going through menopause, and while that’s a reality—in the U. S. , an average of 27 million women experience menopause each year, and for 80%, the hormonal shift is symptomatic, per the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ 2016 findings—for many other women, myself included, they can be caused by a vast range of triggers.

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