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Staying Cool: Cooling Pads for Beds

By Courtney Sant On April 23, 2017 No Comments

Staying Cool: Cooling Pads for Beds

Everybody loves that sweet, special feeling of flipping over a pillow to the cool side in the middle of the night. Cool-jams™ unique cooling mattress pads are designed to give you that icy chill all night long without the need to flip your pillow! These comfortable cooling mattress covers use proprietary temperature-regulating technology to keep you cool, dry and well-rested, even when temperatures creep up to the triple digits. These cooling pads for beds are easy to slip over your mattress in order to create a comfortable barrier between your body and your heat-emitting mattress.

When to Use a Cooling Mattress Pad

  • Hot Memory Foam Mattress — Cool-jams mattress pad will keep your bed much cooler by creating a temperature regulating barrier between you and the hot mattress.
  • During the Summer — Invest in an affordable cooling mattress pad if you love a cool sleeping environment
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How Long do the Symptoms of Menopause Last?

By Courtney Sant On April 20, 2017 No Comments

Whether you’re experiencing the very first stages of menopause (perimenopause) or have been settled into menopause for several years, you’ll be happy to know that every single stage has an endpoint. Women typically begin to experience perimenopause in their late 40s and early 50s, with some women experiencing “surgical menopause” or “forced menopause” after a hysterectomy, an oophorectomy, cancer treatment and other situations. The Cool-jams™ blog is here to help you learn the ins and outs of the menopause timeline.

  • Perimenopause — If you’ve noticed that your periods have subsided and are in the target menopause age range or have had a surgery that may kick-start menopause, it’s likely that you’re experiencing perimenopause. This period can begin up to 10 years before menopause but typically lasts around four years, and occurs when your ovaries gradually produce less estrogen. Perimenopause ends when menopause begins, and after a woman hasn’t had a period
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What Foods to Avoid for Hot Flashes?

By Courtney Sant On April 16, 2017 No Comments

Whether you’re struggling with hot flashes due to menopause or due to another medical issue, you know how uncomfortable and irritating they can be. There are ways that you can help to prevent hot flashes, however, and one of them is by changing your diet. Here are a few foods that you should avoid in order to prevent hot flashes.

  • Fatty meats. Meats like bacon or brisket can cause you to gain weight during menopause, but because they also take longer to digest, they can also cause your body to work overtime during sleep. This extra energy often causes you to stay up at night and leads to hot flashes.
  • Spicy foods. Have you ever started to sweat while eating curry or hot wings? Then you can imagine what these types of spicy foods do for hot flashes! Avoid them if you want to sleep cool and dry.
  • Desserts, soft drinks and other
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Tips to Beat Menopause Fatigue

By Courtney Sant On April 13, 2017 No Comments

One of the most common side effects of menopause is fatigue, and this excessive tiredness can start to take a toll on both your body and your mind. You may find yourself dozing off at the office, feeling sluggish and forgetful, and having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. If you’re suffering from menopause fatigue, these tips may help you to beat it.

  • Improve your sleep. While some women feel fatigue that has nothing to do with sleep, other women feel tired simply because they aren’t getting enough rest. Hot flashes and night sweats may inhibit your restful REM sleep, so invest in some moisture-wicking pajamas and temperature-regulating bedding from Cool-jams to prevent these menopausal symptoms. You can also try going to bed earlier and practicing better sleep habits, such as spending time relaxing before bed or meditating to reduce stress before sleep.
  • Cut out caffeine. While many
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5 Risk Factors for Early Menopause

By Courtney Sant On April 8, 2017 No Comments

Menopause is something that all women go through, but some women go through this life change far earlier than others. If you suspect that you might be going through early menopause (or if you’re wondering if you might), these risk factors may clue you in a bit more about premature menopause.

  • Genetics. If your mother or sister went through early menopause, then chances are higher that you will, too. If you don’t have any other medical reasons to go through menopause early, it is likely simply genetics; ask your female family members when they went through the change for a clue to when you will.
  • Lifestyle choices. Aside from genetics, your lifestyle choices could also encourage early menopause as well. Smoking cigarettes produces antiestrogen effects that could cause menopause to come early, and studies show that longtime smokers reach menopause one to two years sooner than those who don’t smoke. Having a
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Tips for Managing Menopause Symptoms at Work

By Courtney Sant On April 4, 2017 No Comments

Menopausal symptoms may feel like they’re taking over your life — especially they start to affect your performance at work. How are you supposed to concentrate when you’re sweating from hot flashes, dozing off at your desk due to lack of sleep and holding back mood swings when dealing with stressful co-workers?

While you can’t completely eliminate the side effects of menopause in your day-to-day life, there are a number of ways to manage menopause symptoms in the workplace. Here are just a few helpful tips.

  • Get enough sleep. One of the most harmful things that menopause does is impair your sleep, which then ruins the rest of your day. If you’re feeling irritable or exhausted at work, you’ll want to find ways to prevent menopause from reducing your restful hours. Combat night sweats and hot flashes by investing in moisture-wicking sleepwear or temperature-regulating bedding, reduce the temperature in your bedroom by
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Managing Hot Flashes While on the Road

By Courtney Sant On March 27, 2017 No Comments

hotflashes menopauseWhether you frequently travel for work or you’re planning an international vacation with your family, having hot flashes is a major concern for travelers. It’s much easier to manage these symptoms at home, where you can control the room’s temperature and your nighttime routines, but it can be a challenge to create a restful sleep environment in an unfamiliar place.

If you’re feeling nervous about managing your hot flashes on an upcoming trip, all you need is a bit of helpful advice — and some essential sleepwear items from Cool-jams. Use these tips to prevent hot flashes before they start, even when you’re miles away from home.

  • Adjust the temperature. Today, it’s possible to control the temperature in just about every hotel room. Before you hit the sack on
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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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