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Night sweats


Since diagnosis and commencing on hydroxycarbamide I have suffered from nightsweats. I would wake in the night with my pillow soaking wet and my hair like I'd just got out of the shower. This has been ongoing since 2008. A couple of weeks ago I invested in a new mattress and pillows that have a gel layer to help regulate your body temperature and to my amazement it works. Not only that it has also helped reduce my joint pains. I am well impressed

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Well, how great is that? Thanks for letting us know. I just got a new mattress recently, but I could do with a new pillow!


Sounds great. Never heard of that, so thanks for sharing. Getting a wool duvet really made a difference for me. It regulates the body temperature as you sleep and has drastically reduced my night sweats.

great - do u have a brand name as I would like 1 of those?

in reply to jane13
in reply to Val_P

Honestly I've not slept so well in years. Even in this heat. I strongly recommend and if it doesn't suit you, you have up to 100 nights & can send back and get your money back

Hi Val-

My night sweats are awful as well. Can you please post the brand of mattress and pillow?


in reply to Maggie222

I went to John Lewis and bought a pillow for £28 which adjusts to body temperature- to my surprise and delight it also seems to work!

I had " night sweats " since 2009.

Discovered I was diabetic.

Symptoms persisted for a further two years where the found I had ET.

Since diagnosis I have changed my diet, drink at least 3litres water per day.

I try to keep fit by swimming, 5k walks once a week, and 3gyms.

My blood sugars are now coming down.

My platletts are normal and I am hoping for good things on the 31st of July.

My two HD tabs are working with Asprin.

I try to keep calm and carry on.

The change of mattress helped me too.

Had a scare three months ago with ? Swollen spleen.

Found I had reflux now on 40mg of a long acting anti acid.

If I forget it, it makes a difference.

So all you peeps keep strong.

in reply to Roger41

Youre doing great Roger keep up the healthy lifestyle, Positivity and living life to the full. Hope all goes well on 31st

I start a sailing course in August and trying to source a wet suit to fit me.

Peeps any advice or otherwise.

in reply to Roger41

Have you tried ebay

Sounds incredible. These tips are actually quite supportive for everyone, in fact, I bought a new mattress from 1 month ago and I get a free pillow with it.

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