1. Create a consistent bedtime routine
Creating a consistent bedtime routine can be helpful. As an example, avoid caffeine, screens, etc. for 1 hour before bed. Brush your teeth at the same time every night. Get into bed at the same time every night. Read in bed for 30 minutes. Consistency pays off in the long run.
2. Keep cold water close by
If you wake up sweating in the middle of the night, have a sip of cold water. Keeping cold water on your nightstand (or next to your bed) will come in handy when waking up. This will keep you hydrated and will provide some relief.
3. Turn down the thermostat
Turn down the thermostat at night. Creating a cool environment for yourself is very important, as it's proven that our bodies need to be a certain temperature in order to fall asleep. Keeping a fan running in your room will help circulate air and keep you cooler.
4. Embrace your age
As you age, your body changes. You may not sleep as well as you used to, and that's okay. As you age you lose melatonin so may not require as much sleep as you used to. Adjusting your routine (e.g. going to bed later) may assist with waking at the correct time.
5. Invest in a lightweight comforter instead of heavy
Heavy comforters will increase your night sweats and hot flashes. Sleep with a cool / thin comforter that releases your night sweats rather than trapping them. Sleeping with cotton sheets will also help in the moisture wicking process. If you have a partner that likes it hot while you like it cool, consider using a dual sided duvet, such as the Twovet Comforter.