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The Best Sleepwear for Hot Flashes

By Courtney Sant On February 20, 2017 No Comments

When it comes to managing hot flashes, there is no steadfast cure. However, sufferers can find relief by changing a few lifestyle habits and creating a healthier sleep hygiene. One of the best ways to manage hot flashes during the night is by switching out your usual sleepwear with lightweight pajamas that allow your skin to breathe. Here are just a few of the best types of sleepwear for hot flashes.

  • Moisture-wicking nightgowns for women. Ladies affected by hot flashes due to menopause, cancer treatments or any other ailment will find relief from a breezy nightgown. Cool-jams carries moisture-wicking nightgowns in varying lengths that are made with our unique Outlast technology to keep you feeling cool, dry and able to move around during the night. Choose from ankle-length styles, shorter nightgowns and a variety of stylish colors.
  • Wicking shorts and pants for women. From summer to winter, Cool-jams’ moisture wicking
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Signs and Symptoms of Hot Flashes

By Courtney Sant On February 15, 2017 No Comments

hotflashes signsWhen they first start happening, hot flashes may not be quite as dramatic as you might expect. In fact, many pre-menopausal women aren’t even entirely sure that they’re having a hot flash at all, especially if they don’t know the types of symptoms to look for. Here are a few surefire ways to tell the signs and symptoms of hot flashes.

  • Feelings of warmth in your upper body and face. Because hot flashes tend to affect the upper region of your body and head more than the rest of your body, concentrate on these areas when you’re wondering if you’re having a hot flash — or if you’re just hot.
  • A wave-like feeling. Unlike when you have a fever or feel hot from the weather, hot flashes come in
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5 Night Sweat Triggers to Avoid

By Courtney Sant On February 8, 2017 No Comments

nightsweat triggersFor many people, night sweats are a bothersome occurrence that inhibits sleep, makes nighttime uncomfortable and leaves you feeling exhausted once morning comes. Whether you’re going through the change of menopause or undergoing cancer treatments, there are a number of reasons why a person might be experiencing night sweats. Fortunately, there are a few ways to decrease your night sweats or even prevent them entirely. Here are 5 night sweat triggers to avoid.

  1. Hot or spicy foods. Cut out those spicy nachos, Indian curries or hot soups from your diet if you want to ward off the night sweats. While many people believe that you shouldn’t eat these foods a few hours before going to bed, you’ll be even better off if you cut them out entirely.
  2. Bulky, thick
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5 Tips to Improve Sleep Hygiene this Year

By Courtney Sant On February 5, 2017 No Comments

Most adults dream about curling up in bed after a long day, but many times, you’ll have a hard time falling asleep or wake up feeling less than refreshed. All of this has to do with what experts call your “sleep hygiene,” or the practices and environmental influences relating to a person’s sleep quality. Here are 5 smart and easy ways to improve your sleep hygiene this year.

  1. Set a bedtime. Create a reasonable bedtime that will give you a full night’s rest, and stick to it. Training your body to go to bed at the same time each night is essential if you want to fall asleep easily and get the best sleep possible.
  2. Exercise. If you want to tire yourself out and release tension, exercise later in the afternoon. That way, when it’s time for bed, you’ll feel ready for rest.
  3. Change your diet. Stick to a diet that is full
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Are Hot Flashes Affected by Diet?

By Courtney Sant On February 1, 2017 No Comments

Hot flashes can be caused by a number of things, from menopause to medication. If you’re experiencing the discomfort of hot flashes during the day or even while you’re sleeping in bed at night, you may be wondering if there are ways to help ward off these pesky symptoms. Many people believe that hot flashes can be controlled by changing your diet, but is there any medical proof to back up this thought?

As a matter of fact, many studies show that your diet does, in fact, affect your hot flashes, their severity, and how often you have them. Women in areas like Greece and Japan hardly complain about hot flashes at all, and scientists believe that it is because of their very specific way of dining that they’re able to remain comfortable well into menopause.

Studies show that diets rich in green vegetables and certain fruits (such as mango, strawberries and

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Why is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Used for Menopause?

By Courtney Sant On December 30, 2016 No Comments

Women going through menopause are often afflicted with a number of uncomfortable side effects, and in some cases, they can also be affected by bone loss, and other, more serious changes. In order to prevent these side effects, some doctors may recommend menopausal hormone therapy, a treatment that some medical professionals say can relieve menopausal symptoms and even out a woman’s declining hormone levels.

Normally, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)involves doses of estrogen alone, estrogen plus progesterone, or estrogen plus progestin. The hormones used in these treatments aren’t the ones naturally produced by a woman’s body, but are rather taken from plants or animals or grown in a laboratory. Menopausal hormone therapy is administered via a pill, a skin patch, or even a cream. All of these official treatments are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but because some people believe that HRT causes cancer, there are also “bio-identical hormones,” which

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Does Cancer Cause Night Sweats?

By Courtney Sant On December 26, 2016 No Comments

There are many common causes of night sweats, which can lead to uncomfortable nights of sleep (or lack of sleep) for many people. Many people believe that frequent night sweats are a sign of cancer, and while this is somewhat based on fact, it’s not necessarily always true. Here are some facts about how cancer relates to overheating and night sweats.

  • Sweating at night is not the same thing as night sweats. Before you start to worry that your night sweats are a sign of something much more serious, you should know that simply waking up a bit sweaty doesn’t mean that you have true “night sweats.” This ailment only refers to a condition that causes you to wake up completely soaked in sweat, with your bedding soaked through as well.
  • Night sweats are associated with certain types of cancer. That being said, many other ailments (such as menopause and certain
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8 Causes of Night Sweats & How to Manage

By Courtney Sant On December 22, 2016 No Comments

There’s no one reason why a person gets night sweats. In fact, this common nighttime ailment has a number of causes, which means that it can happen to just about anyone. Here are some of the most common causes of night sweats and how you can manage them if they happen to you.

  1. Menopause. It’s no secret that when a woman goes through the changes of menopause, it comes along with some unpleasant side effects. One of the most common side effects of menopause is night sweats, which can make it difficult to sleep restfully. To combat menopausal night sweats, you may want to invest in cooling bedding and moisture-wicking pajamas designed for temperature regulation.
  2. An Infection. Serious infections like tuberculosis and bacterial infections like endocarditis and abscesses can cause night sweats. These infections are much more serious than the common issues, so they should be addressed by medical professionals.
  3. Some
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What Should You Be Wearing to Bed?

By Courtney Sant On December 5, 2016 No Comments

For most adults, going to bed at night means stripping off whatever you wore to work and throwing on the closest thing you find. You may feel so tired that your sleepwear doesn’t seem like it’s very important, but when it comes to getting a truly high quality night of sleep, it actually makes quite a big difference. Here are some tips for choosing what to wear to bed.

  • Consider your temperature. If you suffer from temperature control issues or hot flashes during the night, you may want to invest in cooling sleepwear, like the types from Cool-jams™. These unique pajamas are made for both men and women, and they’re designed using our unique fabric that wicks away moisture from the body and leaves you feeling cool and dry. These sleepwear items are also lightweight and wrinkle resistant, which makes them the perfect choice for anyone who frequently travels.
  • Choose
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How Bamboo Bedding Reduces Allergies

By Courtney Sant On December 3, 2016 No Comments

If you suffer from allergies, you know that they don’t end when you go to bed at night. In fact, for many people, allergies only get worse when you’re lying still for hours at a time. From dusty floors to pet dander, there are a number of reasons why your bedroom could be a breeding ground for allergy triggers; however, bamboo bedding may be just the cure you’re looking for! Here are a few smart reasons why bamboo bedding reduces allergies.

  • Bamboo bedding is hypoallergenic. Unlike traditional fabrics, bamboo bedding is hypoallergenic, which means that it doesn’t irritate people with allergies to cotton or other materials. Even if you frequently suffer from skin allergies like eczema, bamboo bedding won’t leave you feeling irritated.
  • Bamboo bedding wards off dust mites. No matter how clean your bedroom, you’re still susceptible to pesky things called dust mites. These tiny mites love warm, moist areas, and
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