Sweating while you sleep (cure)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by TOOL460002, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. TOOL460002


    Nov 4, 2004
    Santa Cruz
    Okay... so I know this won't affect many people. My story: I've had two back surgeries and it forces me to put a pillow between my legs, under my head, and under my arms. That's three pillows. With a very nice mattress this makes me hot and sweaty and ****ing gross and I hate it.

    I've tried nude, just boxers, whatever; tried it all. If you wear a swim suit and a normal T-shirt, you will wake up dry and happy. Try it. I know *** I'm talking about. Wish I didn't.

    Good luck.

  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I just dial down the temp on my thermostat and let technology do its thing. But if board shorts works for you, go for it.
  3. Demon_Hunter

    Demon_Hunter Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    A/C and a fan works for me. :hyper:
  4. Sleep on top of the covers. There are also gel memory foam pillows available that are supposed to keep cool, don't know how well that works out though.
  5. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    Fan, sleep on top of covers.
  6. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Inactive

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Using a "scooping/slapping" motion, liberally apply baby power to your crotchal region before bed. Works wonders.
  7. Slapping my crotch is not my idea of a relaxing nightly pastime :(
  8. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Inactive

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Hey, millions of teenage boys can't be wrong!
  9. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Inactive

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    I sweat a lot when I sleep. I also have horrible nightmares every night. Fairly used to it by now. My wife turns on the ceiling fan and pulls the cover off me after I am asleep, otherwise she wakes up soaked ( by me). I wake up freezing to death every morning.

    Short siderail: You can train yourself to remember ALL of your dreams. It's actually a pretty simple and effective method to do it. I VERY, VERY highly recommend NOT doing this. Once it is done, it cannot be undone. And that is no BS.
  10. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Have you tried the Chillow?

  11. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    we have A/C and a fan + light covers .I

    I had a night sweat condition after my neck fusion two+ years ago . It has stopped and I really don't know why it started or why it stopped .

    I used to remember dreams . I used to have a recurring dream where Mike Tyson was chasing me wanting to kill me . It seemed like it would go on for hours .....
  12. I've been having this recently, sleeping ontop of the covers has been working for me.

    The past week we've had some pretty warm weather and we are generally ill equipped to deal with hotter weather because we so rarely get it. Wish we had AC!
  13. IPA

    IPA Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    Do you pigs not rinse off before bed? Yech!
  14. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    What does that have to do with this? A pre-bedtime shower does not negate the possibility of night-sweats.

    And why are they pigs?
  15. A shower before bed doesn't stop someone sweating when it's hot at night and they have no AC . . .
  16. edpal

    edpal Inactive

    Oct 3, 2007
    Just because they do it doesn't mean they want to.
  17. edpal

    edpal Inactive

    Oct 3, 2007
    Ok, here is my actual, useful answer. BUy some of these

    They actually work - there are micro-polymere crystals in the fabric that when you sweat lightly expand and have increased surface area and tension, causing them to evaporate the sweat faster than any previous material. I bought some for my previous drummer(r.i.p.) who had a terrible sweating problem due to several surgeries, including a kidney transplant.

    As you've found, memory foam is comfortable but it doesn't breath, so it gets hot. They make bamboo fiber mattress toppers(processed so they are just soft as heck) and those are naturally very cool over the memory foam. That's what the wife and I have on the waterbed.....nice grip to it should you still get sweaty. :D
  18. I sometimes suffer horrible night sweats regardless of the temperature. I Googled it & learned that I have brain cancer.:scowl:
  19. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Hey! Stop it with your logic, Pig! ;)
  20. Lync

    Lync Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Yes! Yes!

    The Chillow!