I know why you are here. You googled “eczema itching at night”. Obviously.
But more importantly, it’s because you can’t sleep.
Neither can I.
You do this, day in and day out.
Wake up, go to school/work, with what 4 hours of sleep?
Even those 4 hours of sleep, is restless. Full of scratching. Full of itching.
All you want is the itching to stop and the sleeping to start.
Over the years, I’ve managed to increase the number of hours I sleep and decrease my itching.
I know you are itching because of your eczema and/or topical steroid withdrawal symptoms.
It’s pure hell.
So what we need to do is, make it as comfortable as we possibly can.
We also need to give ourselves a buffer zone.
If you need 6 hours of sleep, get into bed 2 hours earlier.
This way you can roll around, get the habitual scratch and itch in.
Once you settle in, you’ll doze off.
These 5 tips below might provide you some short term relief until you can get your eczema under control.
Try these 5 tips for a better night sleep!
- I love using a weighted blanket but it can get hot at night
- It’s a nice heavy feeling that holds you down and makes you feel grounded
- Try diffusing essential oils so that the air you breathe in while you sleep can help you relax.
- Experiment with different blends to find what may work for you
Cool room temperature
- Try to keep your room cooler than normal so you don’t heat up over night and start itching.
- Crack open a window or turn down the heat
- Or have a fan running on in the background to give you a nice breeze
Nature Sounds or White Noise
- Studies have shown that nature sounds or white noise can help you sleep at night
- Again, the idea is to help your mind focus on something other than your skin
Melatonin or Valerian root
- Melatonin can help you fall asleep faster
- Valerian root help you calm your nerves so you aren’t so anxious
- Both of these won’t work instantly, you’ll need to give your body some time to adjust to it
Eczema Itching At Night Still?
Well, we need to get to the root cause.
Are you under a lot of stress from work?
Or is something going on at home or in your life that’s causing the stress?
Are you allergic to something that’s setting off your skin?
Maybe you are dealing with topical steroid withdrawal?
It could be anyone of these things or a combination of them.
That’s why it’s important to work through these layers, one at a time.
We need to peel back the layers, like an onion.
And yes, you will cry as if you were cutting onions.
This is what happens when you dig deep and your entire mind and body wants to heal.
We need to work on the physical level (the skin and what you eat), your mind (thoughts) and your emotions (feelings).
I’ve tried a lot of treatments and diets in the past, but not one thing worked.
It was a combination of nutrition, learning about my mind, body and emotions.
Don’t hop from supplement to supplement, doctor to doctor, and diet to diet (that’s what I did.)
Find a Skin Health Coach, who has dealt with eczema or topical steroid withdrawal. Like myself.
If you are interested, checking out my Coaching Page.
Everything Eczema was created by Kishok (Certified Nutritional Practitioner, 2023) to help the millions of people around the world who are suffering from atopic dermatitis (eczema) and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW). Our goal is to educate and empower you on how to manage your eczema so you can live your greatest life!Learn more