Here are suggestions from the University of California San Francisco Medical Center on how to prepare for hot flashes, especially at bedtime:
- Keep your bedroom cool, and keep a nearby fan on while you sleep.
- Wear light, cotton pajamas.
- Put cotton or "t-shirt" sheets on the bed to help absorb sweat.
- Have an extra clean pair of pajamas and sheets near the bed, so you can quickly change them if they get too damp
- Before heading to bed, take a warm bath or shower.