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Privileged discovery of France curated especially for the discerning traveler

By Jen Jenkins On May 23, 2017 No Comments

French GourmetIf you love food and would like to see France in a very intimate way, we have discovered an incredible new tour company called “French Gourmet Escapades”.  Their tours offer a privileged discovery of France curated especially for the discerning traveler. Experience a way of life “where living is an art” with French Gourmet Escapades.

As their privileged guests, in intimate groups of no more than 8*, you will be immersed into the treasures of France. Far from crowded tourist areas, you will have time to savor the charms of daily life – pausing for coffee on a sunny terrace, wandering the outdoor markets, sampling the local cuisine.

Their culinary partners,  whose products and creations you will savour on your tour, are recognized as Meilleur Ouvrier de France. This prestigious award is bestowed upon professionals

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Why Is My Pillow So Hot?

By Courtney Sant On May 22, 2017 No Comments

Why Is My Pillow So Hot?

Ah, that sweet, sweet feeling of flipping over your pillow to the cool side in the middle of the night. Is there anything better? Sleepers love the cool contrast of the underside of the pillow because the top portion can tend to trap in heat that emits off the head and body — making you feel hot and sweaty — as you sleep. Your pillow may be extra-susceptible to collecting and trapping in heat, depending on the materials and your environment, but luckily you can address this with a fresh new set of cooling pillows from Cool-jamsÔ.

Factors that Contribute to Hot Pillows

Your pillow and pillow case are made of porous materials, but they may not permit enough airflow to keep your face and neck cool while you sleep. Some bedding materials are more breathable than others, so you want to make sure you’re choosing highly

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Why Do I Get So Hot When I Sleep?

By Courtney Sant On May 19, 2017 No Comments

Why Do I Get So Hot When I Sleep?

Even in the middle of winter, you may wake up covered in sweat, with your blanket or comforter hanging off the bed. If you’ve been wondering why this occurs, you’re not alone. Interestingly, your body has a unique set of systems that help it regulate throughout the day and while you sleep. Thermoregulation, the process of keeping the body at optimum temperature, is one reason why you may wake up feeling overheated or sweaty. Brain temperature rises during REM sleep, which can affect the temperature of the body and its surroundings.

Other Factors that Cause Hotness During Sleep

In addition to the natural body functions that cause a boost in sleeping temperature, there are a variety of other factors that may cause you to feel hot at night. Night sweats and hot flashes are common symptoms among women with menopause, and can occur in

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How to Stay Cool While Sleeping

By Courtney Sant On May 16, 2017 No Comments

How to Stay Cool While Sleeping

Keeping your body and surroundings at optimum temperature while you sleep is key to ensuring that you get a good night’s rest and wake feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day. Even if you live in a climate with extreme temperatures or are experiencing hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause, there are several simple steps you can take to keep cool while sleeping.

  • Wear Cooling Pajamas — Cool-jams™ pajamas are made with temperature-regulating, proprietary fabric that helps keep you super-cool during high-temp nights. Cool pajamas are made with moisture-wicking technology so that you wake up dry and comfortable, and feature antibacterial properties that feel soft and luxurious while preventing the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Shop our men’s and women’s cooling pajamas for tons of great styles.
  • Use Cooling Bedding — Ditching your high-heat bedding (flannel, down and fleece, for example) for
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Stress and Night Sweats

By Courtney Sant On May 13, 2017 No Comments

Stress and Night Sweats: How They Interact

As you probably know, stress and anxiety are two of the biggest contributors to night sweats in both men and women. If you’re going through a particularly demanding few months at work or preparing for a big change in your life, you’re likely experiencing temporary stress-induced night sweats. If you have other anxiety symptoms, such as rapid heart rate and panic attacks, and have noticed that your night sweats have gone on for several months or years, then you could be experiencing anxiety-induced night sweats.

Stress and anxiety causes night sweats because the body is responding to a stress-response (think “fight or flight”) which immediately causes the body to prepare for peril. This is why you often experience night sweats during nightmares. They may also occur due to stress-response hyper-stimulation, which means that your nervous system is not properly managing stress. Luckily, there are several

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What Causes Night Sweats in Men?

By Courtney Sant On May 8, 2017 No Comments

What Causes Night Sweats in Men?

Although night sweats are most often associated with women experiencing menopause, night sweats are relatively common among men, too. This frustrating, uncomfortable condition is caused by a wide range of factors, including:

  • Low Testosterone — Low testosterone levels are not alone a serious cause for concern. In fact, as most men begin to age, they will experience a dip in testosterone production, causing andropause, which is the male equivalent to menopause. Low testosterone can also occur after hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer, HIV infection, pituitary gland tumors and other conditions.
  • Medications — Specific medications may induce night sweats, including antidepressants and hormone-blocking medications that are used to regulate hormones during cancer treatment. Additionally, some diabetes medications, especially hypoglycemic agents, will trigger night sweats. Ask your doctor about your medications’ side effects to determine whether or not this is the cause of your night sweats.
  • Anxiety
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What Causes Early Menopause?

By Courtney Sant On May 4, 2017 No Comments

What Causes Early Menopause?

Sometimes called “forced menopause,” “surgical menopause” or “sudden menopause,” early menopause occurs when a woman enters into the menopausal phase before the age of 40. Symptoms of early menopause are very similar to regular menopause symptoms. You may experience heavy bleeding, spotting, longer periods, having a period after a long time of no bleeding, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, moodiness and more. Here are some common causes of early menopause:

  • Surgery — Women who have had an oophorectomy (the removal of the ovaries) will experience early menopause. Contrary to popular belief, those who have had a hysterectomy (the removal of the uterus) will not experience surgical menopause. Following an oophorectomy, the body will stop making estrogen, forcing early menopause. Surgical menopause may be supplemented with hormone therapy to reduce or completely stop the short-term symptoms of menopause.
  • Sickness — There are several diseases and conditions that can plunge
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Menopause & Fatigue: How to Beat it

By Courtney Sant On May 1, 2017 No Comments

Menopause and Fatigue: How to Beat it

Women going through menopause know that fatigue is just as common as the frustrating hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms that come with this stage in life. This common menopause symptom can affect you at every menopause phase, from the early perimenopause years to post-menopause, when you can see the end of menopause in sight. Here are a few simple ways you can alleviate fatigue associated with menopause.

  • Invest in Sleep-Boosters — A good night’s rest is key to helping you regulate and ease fatigue during menopause. In order to ensure that you wake up well-rested, pick up moisture- and temperature-regulation Cool-jam™ cool pajamas and consider trying cooling bedding and accessories, such as a cooling mattress pad, to ward off the night sweats and hot flashes that may be keeping you from a sound night of sleep.
  • Exercise — It may seem
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What to Look for in Travel Sleepwear

By Courtney Sant On April 26, 2017 No Comments

What to Look for in Travel Sleepwear

Whether you’re packing for a weekend getaway or a long jaunt across the pond, finding the right travel-friendly pajamas can mean added comfort and plenty of precious suitcase space saved. Cool-jams™ makes women’s and men’s travel sleepwear that’s specifically designed to help you get a good night’s rest no matter where you are. You want a pair that’s compact, quick-drying, wrinkle resistant, lightweight, antibacterial and temperature regulating so you can be ready for anything.

  • Versatility — Who doesn’t love a pair of PJs that double as sportswear or loungewear? When you pick a pair that can go with you from bedtime to gym time, you’ll be able to cut back on what you pack and add extra room for souvenirs. Some of our women’s nightgowns and sleep tops feature built-in bras that provide enough support for a range of activities.
  • AllWeather — Even if
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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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