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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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Daytime Habits to Change for Better Night’s Sleep

By Courtney Sant On June 20, 2017 No Comments

sleep habitsAs with so many things in life, the better prepared you are the better the outcome. And when it comes to getting a restful night of sleep, the steps you take during the day, can go a long way in ensuring you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to roll. Try incorporating the following daytime habits into your daily routine for your best sleep ever.

Cut the Caffeine

It can take up to six hours for the stimulating effects of caffeine to works its way out of your system. Keep your caffeinated beverages for the morning and eliminate drinking anything with caffeine 6 to 8 hours before bed.

Get Into the Sunlight

Several studies have shown that exposure to light in the morning helps reset your circadian rhythm

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What is the Ideal Temperature for Sleep?

By Courtney Sant On June 16, 2017 No Comments

Are you having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Check your thermostat, stat! If your nights consist of tossing and turning, watching the time slip by or staring at the ceiling just waiting for sleep to come, you know who frustrating it is to suffer from insomnia. While there are many causes of insomnia — stress, sleep-related disorders, gastrointestinal issues such as reflux and chronic pain — another lesser known cause is sleeping in a bedroom that’s too hot or too cold.

Why Does Room Temperature Matter?

Our body’s temperature naturally fluctuates throughout the day and night, with our internal temperature being the highest in the late afternoon and the lowest early in the morning. During the evening, the body’s core temperature naturally drops, bringing on that feeling of sleepiness. Ideally, one’s body temperature starts cooling down one to two hours before going to sleep. It’s been found that those who have

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The Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

By Courtney Sant On June 12, 2017 No Comments

sleep deprivationSleep…it does the body a whole lot of good. Everyone suffers from a lack of sleep from time to time. But did you know that approximately 10% of adult Americans experience chronic insomnia (three times per week for at least three months?) While many are aware of the obvious signs of lack of sleep — feeling sluggish throughout the day, excessive yawning and irritability — most aren’t aware of the more serious effects of sleep deprivation and just how much of a negative toll it can take on your mind and body.

Brain Function

Your brain is a highly sophisticated organ and sleep helps it function properly. As you sleep, the brain rests busy neurons (specialized cells designed to transmit information to other nerve cells, muscles, or

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Tips for Overcoming Menopausal Insomnia

By Courtney Sant On June 8, 2017 No Comments

Menopause is a four-letter word for many women. In addition to mood swings, night sweats, hot flashes, cold feet and hands, and dry skin, many women experience insomnia. The cause of sleepless nights is primarily due to hormonal changes. Fortunately, you don’t have to resign yourself to living with the tossing and turning. Follow our tips for overcoming menopausal insomnia so you can get that peaceful night of sleep you thought wasn’t possible.

Hormonal Changes

During the transition from perimenopause through menopause, a woman’s production of estrogen and progesterone decreases. One of the many roles these hormones play is helping you sleep. When these sleep-promoting hormones drop, women find their ability to fall asleep and stay asleep to be negatively impacted.

Hot Flashes

A hot flash is caused by a surge of adrenaline in response to your body dealing with a drastic decrease in hormones. As a result, you experience an intense feeling of warmth

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Create Your Own Bedtime Routine

By Courtney Sant On June 4, 2017 No Comments

In addition to getting the kids ready for bed, picking out the next day’s outfit, brushing your teeth and setting your alarm, do you carve out some “me time” where you unwind and relax before heading off to bed? Establishing a nightly relaxing bedtime routine can work wonders in helping get your mind and body ready for a night of calming, restorative sleep, and is especially beneficial for those who suffer from insomnia. How you choose to decompress after a long, hectic day is up to you, as long as it’s relaxing and enjoyable. Read on to learn some of our favorite tips.

How Long Should My Routine Be?

The amount of time it takes to unwind varies from person to person. Obviously, the more time you spend just chilling out, the better, but shoot for at least 30 to 60 minutes each night. If you only have 15 minutes, that works

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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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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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