1. Respect and embrace your age.
As you age, your body changes. You may not sleep as well as you used to. Understanding this and accepting it is a very important step in the process.
2. 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.
3. Lightweight comforter instead of heavy comforter.
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.
4. 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.
5. Turn down the thermostat.
Turn down the thermostat at night. Creating a cool environment for yourself is very important. If your husband is cold, suggest a heavier comforter for him. Keeping a fan running in your room will help circulate air and keep you cooler.