Sleep Better Even With Eczema
In order to get the most out of your workouts, it’s also important that you take some time to rest and help your sore muscles and tired body recuperate. Sleep is essential to improving your health but for someone who suffers from eczema or atopic dermatitis even drifting off to dreamland can be a tall order since your condition can often disrupt sleep.
So in order to get lots of sleep simply follow these suggestions and you might finally get a whole night of peaceful sleep.
Adjust your thermostat
Heat is the number one enemy of eczema. Whenever this happens, your skin will produce heat rash and hives that can be very irritating. Despite your best efforts to sleep your itching skin will definitely keep you awake the whole night and will leave you tired and grumpy in the morning.
So in order to prevent this from happening you can adjust your thermostat, so that your bedroom will stay cool the whole night and your body comfortable. You can purchase one of those thermostats with a built-in timer so that you can start off your temperature at a warmer degree and have it go lower as you drift off to sleep.
Apply copious amounts of moisturizer before you sleep
Before you go to bed make sure that your skin has a healthy dose of moisturizer to keep it from drying. Dry skin exacerbates your eczema and when you’re too cold, which could happen if you’re keeping your thermostat low, it can also trigger your condition. So, moisturize religiously before you go to bed to prevent any flare-ups while you sleep.
Wear cotton gloves while you sleep
Despite your best efforts to prevent itching and scratching you still might end up scratching an itch here and there while you sleep. Wear cotton gloves to prevent your nails from digging into your skin and causing more damage to your already sensitive epidermis.
Use cotton sheets and duvets
The material you sleep in can determine if your eczema will flare up while you sleep. Use organic cotton sheets and duvets on your bed because they’re hypoallergenic and very soft, which will feel like heaven on your skin. Also, cotton sheets and duvets are easier to clean and wash so you can get rid of dust mites that might have taken up residence on your bed.
Wear organic cotton pajamas or underwear to bed
Of course, if you changed your linens, bed sheets or duvets with fabrics that are softer than usual it only makes sense to change your sleepwear as well to complement your skin. Wear organic cotton sleepwear so that only soft and hypoallergenic fabric will touch your skin and it won’t trigger any flare-ups while you sleep. Sleep is as important to your overall health as physical fitness.
Every time you sleep the muscles in your body gets a chance to heal after being put to the test in the gym and an undisturbed sleep means that you’ll wake up with a more refreshed and better equipped body.