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Hot Flashes and Night Sweats – Who’s had them?

If you are in menopause or even perimenopause you may have experienced one or both of these.


As we age and transition into the next phase of womanhood, our hormone levels drop thereby causing changes in our body. It doesn’t matter if you’ve had children or never had children, at some point in your life you will hit the “glories” of menopause!

This hormone drop affects our body’s ability to regulate temperature. The result is hot flashes and/or night sweats.

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats — What is it like?

A lot of articles on this subject and people consider hot flashes and night sweats to be the same thing. They definitely weren’t the same thing for me.

I started having night sweats about 3 years ago. I would literally wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat. My hair was wet; my night shirt was wet; and my pillow case was wet. I often had to change clothes and find a dry pillow case. It was GROSS!!

A few months after living with night sweats, I unexpectedly found a product that would safely and naturally balance my hormone levels and stop the night sweats. Seriously, in a matter of days of using this product, the night sweats were gone!

Life was good for about a year. Then, out of nowhere, Madam Menopause struck again. This time in the form of hot flashes.

That is why I don’t believe hot flashes and night sweats are necessarily the same thing. They were two separate and completely different episodes for me.

Maybe they’re the same for you. Maybe not. If you’ve had a hot flash then you know they are M-I-S-E-R-A-B-L-E!

Imagine you’re just doing your thing, minding your own business, then all of a sudden you get the sensation of a space heater being right up against your face. You can be outside in 30 degree weather, but your body is overheating. You’re flushed, and maybe have sweat beads on your forehead. Nothing–I mean nothing–provides relief for the very long 30 seconds to a minute or more that you are flashing.

I love that some articles say you should carry a portable fan around with you at all times in case you have a hot flash while you’re out. Who does that? Hot flashes are already an inconvenience.  Having to carry a fan around with you at all times makes life more inconvenient.

When I started experiencing hot flashes, that meant that my beloved product wasn’t giving my body the additional hormone balance it needed to keep the hot flashes at bay.

Through trial and error and a few long weeks, I finally found some additional products that eliminated the hot flashes.

Good news! They can work for you too!

These products are natural plant based products and are a safe alternative to support your hormones.


Now, the same formula that works for me may not necessarily be what works for you. But, I promise we can find a solution that works for your body.

Reach out to me and share with me where you are and what you are experiencing. From there we can decide the best course of action for you. You can reach me at trudy@livingessentiallyhealthy.com or at 817-300-7288. We will get your hormones balanced!

Live healthy, my friends, and remember that age is just a number.

Trudy Cox

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Trudy Cox teaches women how to safely and naturally balance their hormones, and take control of their overall wellness using 100% therapeutic and organic essential oils. Click here to learn more.


    • […] Around this same time, I began waking up during the night drenched in sweat.  A lot of sweat!  There were many nights that I had to change my clothes and pillowcase because they were wet and it was gross. I just wrote a blog on night sweats so I won’t go into a lot of detail about it, but you can read that blog here. […]

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