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Quality Sleep Gets Tougher with Age

By Courtney Sant On June 28, 2017 No Comments

quality sleepAh, the “joys” of getting older. As we age, our bodies go through many changes — we slow down, don’t have as much energy, greys and wrinkles move in and on and on. Our sleep habits also take a hit, going from nights of deep, restorative sleep to a few hours of fragmented sleep. Studies show that sleep actually starts to decline in the late 20s and early 30s, and goes downhill from there. By the age of 50, many will be able to experience only about 50% of the deep sleep that they were getting in their early 20s. Not getting enough quality sleep leads to a litany of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and depression.

Why Does This Happen?

Researchers are trying to pinpoint

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What Does Moisture Wicking Mean?

By Courtney Sant On June 27, 2017 No Comments

We describe many of our best-selling bedding items and pajamas as “moisture-wicking” here at Cool-jams™, but many people don’t know exactly what this means. While it’s obvious that moisture-wicking fabrics help to control sweat and moisture, it’s not exactly well-known how these materials work.

Here’s everything that you need to know about moisture-wicking fabrics and the ways that they can benefit your sleep quality.

  • The phrase “moisture-wicking” refers to the way the fabric is formulated specially to pull sweat away from the skin.
  • Unlike traditional fabrics, which trap sweat between the skin and your clothing and cause you to feel hot and uncomfortable, moisture-wicking fabrics absorb the sweat away from your skin.
  • In addition to pulling sweat away from your skin, moisture-wicking fabrics also allow sweat to evaporate more quickly from the surface of the fabric than traditional fabrics do.
  • While moisture-wicking fabrics are common in workout clothing, they’re also used in many pajamas, such
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Which Hormones Affect Sleep?

By Courtney Sant On June 27, 2017 No Comments

sleep hormonesThere are a number of factors that come into play when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, but your body’s hormones are some of the most important. While you likely know that hormones affect things like your menstrual cycle, your skin, menopause and your fertility, you may not realize that hormones affect your quality of sleep. Here are some of the main hormones that affect sleep and exactly how they do it.

  • Things that happen throughout the day, such as having a stressful situation at work or getting in a great run in the afternoon, affect your body’s hormone levels, which also reveal themselves when you’re drifting off to sleep or tossing and turning.
  • Adrenaline is one hormone that affects your sleep quality. You likely associate
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Can Melatonin Help with Hot Flashes?

By Courtney Sant On June 27, 2017 No Comments

If you suffer from hot flashes, you’ve likely tried just about everything to make them go away. From new types of pajamas to essential oils and even adjusting the temperature in your home, there are a number of remedies that may work for some people, but not for all.

Melatonin is one of the most common supplements that people take for all kinds of sleep issues – hot flashes included. If you’ve been considering taking melatonin but aren’t sure about its benefits or side effects, here are some facts you should know.

  • Your body actually already contains melatonin; it’s a hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain. When it occurs naturally, melatonin regulates female hormones and menstrual cycles, promotes quality of sleep and acts as an anti-inflammatory.
  • Low levels of melatonin can contribute to lack of sleep or insomnia, as well as an increased risk of some cancers.
  • Many menopausal women experience
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What Causes Jet Lag?

By Courtney Sant On June 27, 2017 No Comments

jet lag causesMost people have had jet lag before: You travel to another time zone and when you try to get acclimated and do some sight-seeing or head to a work obligation, you find yourself feeling exhausted. Aside from the obvious time differences, there are many causes behind jet lag. Here are just a few of the main reasons why you experience jet lag while traveling.

  • Jet lag is also called “desynchronosis” or “flight fatigue”.
  • The main reason people experience jet lag is because of air travel across time zones. Because you could be 7, 10 or even 24 hours apart from your familiar, home time zone, it’s understandable that you would feel a bit off when you arrive at your destination.
  • In many cases, it takes days or even
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How to Stay Cool in Bed

By Courtney Sant On June 27, 2017 No Comments

coolbedCJIt’s not uncommon to occasionally feel hot or sweaty while sleeping, especially during the summer months. For some people, however, this feeling of overheating during the night interferes with your sleep schedule and even your overall wellbeing. If you’re the type of person who struggles with feeling night sweats or overheating more than one night a week, you may want to make some lifestyle changes to help to improve your sleep quality. Here are just a few simple ways to stay cool in bed.

  • Invest in the proper sheets and bedding. Cool-jams™ is known for our extensive selection of cooling mattress pads, sheets, blankets and even pillows, all of which are designed to absorb heat away from the skin and leave you feeling cool and dry all night
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Which Clothing Fabrics Reduce Sweating?

By Courtney Sant On June 27, 2017 No Comments

If you feel like you struggle with sweating more than the average person, you may start to think that there is no cure for your constant sweating. In fact, many people have the very same issues, whether it’s because of a hormonal imbalance, illness, certain medications or even menopause. You can cut down on your sweating and even mask it better by wearing breathable, lightweight clothing that doesn’t irritate your skin or make sweating worse – here are just a few of the fabrics that we recommend here at Cool-jams™.

  • Cotton. Because it’s an all-natural fabric, cotton won’t interfere with your skin’s natural processes or make sweating worse. Natural materials also help to retain moisture better than synthetic ones, so cotton will help to absorb any sweat that you do have and wick it away from the skin.
  • Bamboo. We use all-natural bamboo in many of our products, such as bedsheets and
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How Do I Cool Down My Mattress?

By Courtney Sant On June 27, 2017 No Comments

Whether temperatures in your home are rising because of the changing seasons, or you recently purchased a new bed with a memory foam mattress, there are many reasons why your bed might suddenly feel much hotter than before. If you’re looking for ways to cool down your mattress and get back to that comfortable, cool night of sleep that you’re used to, you’ll be happy to know that there are a number of simple products from Cool-jams™ that will help you to do just that. Here are some of the best ways to cool down your mattress.

  • Cooling sheet sets. Use a set of cooling sheets with both a fitted sheet that goes over the mattress and a flat sheet that lies on top to keep your bed cool at night. These Cool-jams sheets are made of our unique Outlast® technology that absorbs heat away from the body and regulates
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Best Sheets for Hot Summer Nights

By Courtney Sant On June 27, 2017 No Comments

The temperatures are rising and you want to wear clothing that’s lightweight and breathable. When it’s time to get into bed at night, why would you continue to use the same heavy sheets that you used in the wintertime? For hot summer nights you need cooling, moisture-wicking sheets, and that’s just what you’ll find at Cool-jams™. Here are all of our favorite bed sheets for the summertime.

  • Temperature Regulating Sheets. Our tried-and-true temperature regulating sheets are our Holy Grail product, as they help to regulate your temperature while you’re sleeping and keep you cool all night long. They’re exclusively formulated with 50 percent Outlast® Viscose and 50 percent cotton to feel soft and silky to the touch while also absorbing heat away from the body and releasing it back into your skin when you start to cool down.
  • Cooling Rayon from Bamboo Sheets. If you’re looking for a sheet set
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Body Temperature and Sleep

By Courtney Sant On June 24, 2017 No Comments

If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night overheated, sweaty and kicking off the covers or cold, shivering and reaching for a blanket to keep warm, you know all too well how body temperature can affect your sleep. But did you know that in addition to keeping you comfortable, your body temperature plays an important role in helping your body figure out when it’s time to go to sleep and wake up? Body temperature and sleep go hand-in-hand in regulating your circadian rhythm.

What’s a Circadian Rhythm?

A circadian rhythm is a 24-hour cycle of physical, mental and behavioral changes. This rhythm, or “body clock,” tells your body when to sleep, wake up, eat and other physiological processes, and is affected by such factors as sunlight, body temperature and lifestyle habits. Normal body temperature is, of course, the standard 98.6 degrees. Throughout the 24-hour cycle, your body temperature goes

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