Instances of overheating and night sweats are extremely common -- and almost anyone can relate to the dreaded feeling of waking up in the middle of the night due to overheating or sweating!
Internal factors like changes in hormones, medications, body temperature and overall physical and mental health can all lead to night sweats or hot flashes at night. Over 80% of women going through menopause, for example, experience hot flashes and night sweats that interfere with their daily life.
In addition to causes from within the body, external factors such as humidity, room temperature, and one’s mattress and bedding can all lead people to struggle with being hot sleepers. Especially for those living in hotter climates, overheating at night can be a year long nuisance that impacts their ability to get a full and restful night’s sleep!
In particular, synthetic fabrics (such as polyester) or high-count fabric linens tend to trap heat, leading to excessive sweating and discomfort throughout the night. Higher thread count sheets are woven so tightly that they trap heat and can turn any sleeper into a hot sleeper. In contrast, Eucalypso’s TENCEL lyocell bedding (made from 100% natural eucalyptus fibers) are 3x more breathable and wick moisture 70% better than regular cotton bedding -- helping you stay cool and comfortable all night long!