Do you ever suffer from night sweats? Do you find yourself waking up with sweat dripping from your body? Do you need to change the sheets more than you want?
I do, and I've recently found a solution and, while it's our product, I thought it was worth sharing as I bet there are more women out there suffering, like me.
Night sweats. Yuk! I suffer from night sweats a lot. I used to get them whenever my liver detoxed (yes, ok, when I'd been drinking too much). I used to suffer from night sweats around the time of the month. Currently, I'm menopausal and suffer every night. I will wake up with sweat dripping from me. Sheets are soaked, and it's uncomfortable.
For some, night sweats can be a symptom of deeper problems (please see a doctor if you are concerned). Most of the time, it's normal and hormone-related.
It seems strange now that I hadn't considered trying an undershirt to sleep in as it's designed to capture sweat. It was a female customer who told me her mother was wearing our undershirts to bed, to help with night sweats. She was purchasing a few more, and she explained they were not for wearing as an undershirt but for wearing to bed.
This wasn't something I'd thought of doing before. I wore my Robert Owen undershirt in the evening as loungewear, but not to bed. We made some in extra small just so I could test and experience the undershirt. However, as it's designed for a man, I hadn't considered it to be something I'd wear to solve a woman's problem.
I decided to give the bamboo undershirt a trial and found it worked brilliantly. We haven't designed the undershirt for women, but as a sweat-absorbing nightshirt, it's super comfortable.
Why does this men's undershirt work so well for women's night sweats?
To start with, the material in the undershirt is bamboo viscose. This is what's known as moisture absorbing fabric. Moisture absorbing materials have fibres designed to capture/absorb sweat. Your sweat gets caught in the fabric, and it doesn't go onto your cotton sheets. Brilliant eh?
I now wear an undershirt to bed and keep a fresh one close so that I can change it in the night when I wake up drenched. It's far easier than changing the sheets, and as it's lightweight, I hardly notice I have it on.
In our range, there are two styles of men's undershirt. I usually wear the crew neck to bed. This is made extra long, and so it's more like a mini nightshirt on me, but I like that. The other style which is helpful for heavy sweating nights is the sweat protect. This has a double underarm panel, so it absorbs, even more, sweat from this region. It's not as long, so it just covers the upper body; better if you have restless legs.
As the undershirts are designed to be fitted, they don't ride up too much. I am sensitive, so I tend to wear clothing for comfort only. The undershirt material is so soft that it's ok for it to be a bit more fitted. It hugs the body, meaning it doesn't end up getting twisted as you wiggle around.
So, thanks to one of our customers, I found a solution to sweating at night with our very own men's undershirt by Robert Owen. Sometimes solutions are staring you in the face, but you need someone else to show you the way!
I'm sorry that we're not yet branching out into women's wear (we are small) but I'd love to hear from you if you want to try out our product as a nightshirt for helping manage night sweats. I'm happy to advise on sizing (etc.) just drop me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org