You had an amazing night, slept like a rock, but wake up all sweaty! What gives! It’s got to be this stupid air mattress, right?
Well, probably not…
It’s usually not the air mattress that is the cause of you waking up in a sweat. Usually, it’s the environment in which you have just slept in.
When people are using an air mattress, it’s usually because they are sleeping in an unfamiliar environment, such as a friend’s house or the great outdoors.
Non-familiar environments increase a person’s anxiety levels. This goes back to our animalistic instincts, which are to always be on alert when we are in unfamiliar territory.
Anxiety has been known to cause night sweats.
However, there’s usually a better explanation as to why air mattresses make people sweat.
We always recommend that people sleep with sheets on their air mattress. The sheets will preferably be very porous and made of cotton. This combination allows the sheets to really breath, which will in turn cause the heat to not get trapped on the air mattress.
The sheets also double as an absorbent for your sweat. So even though you may sweat while you sleep, you won’t wake up feeling drenched.
Another main factor that causes people to sweat when sleeping on an air mattress is that their vacationing and as a result, their diet isn’t as good as it normally is.
Let’s face it, when we go away on vacation, we usually do not eat a very healthy diet. We want to soak in all of the local cuisine that we can!
It’s been proven that deviating from your normal diet can throw your body into overdrive, which can cause sweating.
So if you really do not want to sweat when sleeping on an air mattress, make sure you’re watching what you eat.
And as always, try and sleep in a comfortable environment. If a fan or air conditioner is available, you may want to turn it on.