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How To Keep Technical Fabrics (wicking clothing) Fresh and Odor Free

By Jen Jenkins On December 4, 2018 No Comments

Wicking Sleepwear

I practically live in wicking clothing including my moisture wicking sleepwear. These products are great at keeping us cool and dry while working out or sleeping. The technical fabrics used in these products do a great job at wicking away your sweat and keeping you cool and dry.  Many wicking products like those produced by Nike or Cool-jams offer proprietary natural antibacterial protection to help inhibit fabric odor. The problem is that even with that odor protection, the fabric can still sometimes trap body odor and retain the smell even after laundering especially after excessive sweating. The odor comes from that bacteria that is present on your skin. This bacteria can get trapped in the fabric fibers.  Sorry this is the nature of the beast, but there are ways to help keep your wicking sleepwear and workout clothing

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Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month: Palmar Hyperhidrosis (sweaty hands)

By Jen Jenkins On November 9, 2018 No Comments

In high school, I had the sweatiest hands, and it was unbelievably embarrassing. Sweating is a necessary function to cool down our bodies, but I couldn’t hold hands on dates, shake hands confidently before an interview, or even just give a high-five.

This issue is medically known as Palmar Hyperhidrosis. When you have hyperhidrosis, you sweat even when your body isn’t overheating. This may be happen in one or two specific locations, or all over.

I tried desperately to find a solution, but there were none available, so as a pre-med college student I set out to fix this problem myself. I worked with dermatologists, scientists, and two other students to formulate the best solution for our sweaty hands. That soon became Carpe Antiperspirant Lotion.

More About Palmar Hyperhidrosis

  • Nearly 5% of the population have hyperhidrosis.
  • Incidences
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7 Products That Can Help Provide Menopause Reliefe

By Jen Jenkins On October 16, 2018 No Comments

Around half the population will experience menopause. It is an unavoidable certainty, a fact of life. Experiences vary, as does the age of onset — according to the Mayo Clinic, the average age menopause starts in the U.S. is 51, though some will experience menopause earlier, even in their 20s. Regardless of age of onset, many people report the same symptoms. Hot flashes and night sweats are almost a guarantee, and most find themselves anxious or irritable — not to mention sex becomes a real (and painful) drag.

So what can they do, especially since the symptoms of menopause can last several years? Well, they can seek medical intervention and/or try to treat their symptoms holistically, with herbs, supplements and products designed to bring about relief. Learn more about Cool-jams and some of these other fabulous products. Article from SheKnows .

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How to Choose the Perfect Mattress for Your Needs

By Anita Mahaffey On October 9, 2018 No Comments

By Erin, Lifestyle Blogger at American Freight Furniture and Mattress

There’s so much more to choosing the right mattress than mattress dimensions. You need to consider the position you sleep in, your sleeping habits, the size of your bedroom, if you sleep with a partner, and so much more. Keep reading to learn how to pick the perfect mattress for your needs.

  1. How Tall Are You?

Believe it or not, your height (and your partner’s height) play a huge role in mattress comfort. You don’t want your feet dangling off the edge. Plan ahead and search for mattress sizes that accommodate your height.

  1. Do You Have Neck or Back Pain?

Chronic pain in your neck or back should be a key factor in your approach to mattress shopping. Talk to your doctor or chiropractor about the best mattress materials and firmness for your specific needs.

  1. Plush or Firm?

It can be difficult to

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Learn About A Cool New Product Called CoolCami

By Jen Jenkins On November 6, 2017 No Comments

Cool-jams is partnering with our friends at CoolCami to give you a discount on their wonderful new product. Visit the link below to learn about CoolCami and receive your discount coupon CoolCami and as an extra incentive to be cool this holiday season be sure to follow the instructions to enter our contest to win a $50 Cool-jams Sleepwear gift certificate just in time for the holidays https://coolcami.com/holiday-discount/ .

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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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