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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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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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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

sweatingclothingIf 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
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