Don't let eczema keep you awake at night!🥴

Don't let eczema keep you awake at night!🥴 - Scrachee

Many times living with eczema makes sleeping a difficult task, as the itching and symptoms often get worse at night. But why does this happen and what can we do to prevent it? We'll tell you about it below!👇 

Why is itching worse at night?

It's mostly a hormonal matter🤓 What happens is that during the day we have high levels of cortisol, a hormone that has a great "anti-inflammatory" activity and as eczema is precisely a pro-inflammatory disease (and is what causes most of the symptoms including itching), thanks to cortisol are kept a little "controlled" during the day.

⚠️ On the other hand, during the day we are more active and busy with other activities, which makes it easier to ignore itching. However, at night we are calm, getting ready for sleep and cortisol levels drop. 

Tips that will help you or your little human sleep better

There are a few measures you can take, so that both you and your little one sleep happily, here are some of them:

1. Take care of your body temperature🌡️ 

Sometimes, the exacerbation of eczema symptoms is related to temperature. The warmer it is, the worse the manifestations of the disease become. For this reason it is essential to have a cool environment.

2. Bedding should be appropriate🛏️

It is essential to have comfortable bedding and of course hypoallergenic. It is always recommended to use 100% cotton comforters, as well as pillows.

3. Do not forget to moisturize the skin🙌

As always, the fundamental pillar of eczema and of great importance is to keep the skin moisturized. Excessive dryness of the skin is undoubtedly a factor that worsens the symptoms of dermatitis.
To prevent this, it is essential to moisturize the skin before going to bed or putting your baby to bed.

4. Appropriate sleepwear🧦

Sleepwear with rough fabric or made of synthetic materials can be irritating at the time of sleeping.

Cotton is one of the most recommended fabrics for pajamas. On the other hand, you should avoid tight-fitting sleepwear, as this can lead to an outbreak.

5. Set up a routine⏲️ 

It is very important to establish a relaxing routine that your little one associates with bedtime. You can start with a short warm bath and then pat the skin dry, so as not to irritate or worsen the itching.

Afterwards, you can follow with our skin care routine: Gold Up Oil + Soaked Cream, which will help control itching and help your baby sleep better. Accompany them with a relaxing massage and soothing music.

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