Itchy Skin at Night & How to Treat It
Itchy skin at night, also known as nocturnal pruritis, can occur due to natural mechanisms like your body's circadian rhythm or stress that can influence the skin's functions, affecting skin temperature regulation, fluid balance, and barrier protection. Read on for some tips to help you deal with the night-time itch and get a better night's sleep. (1) If you think stress is behind your skin itch at night, try meditation to calm your mind before bed. (2) Apply a cool and wet compress to the skin to help alleviate the itch. (3) Use an alcohol-free moisturizer or lotion during the day and before going to bed. (4) Turn on a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your bedroom.