Friday, July 22, 2011

Cool Pillow for Hot Flashes

If you are suffering from hot flashes because of menopause you know how it can affect your sleep. During menopause your ovaries slowly decrease their production of two hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Progesterone promotes sleep and when levels drop during menopause or menstruation it makes it hard to fall asleep easy, while lower levels of estrogen can compound the issue by making you more vulnerable to stress. Hot flashes are a rush of adrenaline that can be mild, moderate or severe. Mild hot flashes last less than a minute, produce a feeling of warm, but you experience little to no perspiration. Moderate hot flashes cause you to feel warmer and produce perspiration that lasts 2 -3 minutes. Severe hot flashes will generate extreme night sweats, intense body heat that last for longer periods of time. A cool pillow for hot flashes made with Outlast technology can provide relief and promote a better night’s sleep.

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Women and men (men have night sweats too) need to get the best possible night’s rest and some common causes are night sweats, hot flashes and sleeping next to a partner that produces excess heat. When we are tired we're more sensitive to changes in temperature. Our body temperature falls at night, with women reaching their minimum body temperature quicker than men. During menopause women tend to feel like a furnace from hot flashes and hang their legs out the side of the bed to get cool, least snuggle with their partner. The human body naturally sweats to cool the skin, reducing the ability of bedding to keep the body dry and comfortable. The Cool Pillow Cover (Standard) - made with Outlast® can actively regulate body temperature throughout the night absorbing, storing and releasing excess heat so you’re not too cold or hot, but just right. Outlast’s phase-change material, called Therocules, adapts to your constantly changing temperature to prevent sweating as opposed wicking products that make you comfortable after you start sweating. Moisture-wicking products are intended to keep you cooler by transferring moisture away from your body to the outer layer of the fabric.









You can help decrease your symptoms by avoiding hot flash triggers such as; hot/spicy foods, hot liquids, alcohol, white sugar, stress, hot weather (right), saunas, hot tubs, tobacco, marijuana and anger. Hot flashes deplete our body of vital nutrients including; B vitamins, vitamin C and magnesium, calcium and potassium. Magnesium, calcium and potassium help you sleep better, so it is important to take a complex vitamin or supplement to get the amount your body needs. It is very difficult to prescribe exact doses for supplements since everybody responds differently. Sometimes it is useful to work with someone who is familiar with supplements and vitamins to get advice on dosages and adjustments. Herbs commonly used to alleviate hot flashes include ginseng, black cohosh, vitex agnus castii, blue cohosh, dong quai, *wild yam root* [natural progesterone, licorice root, false unicorn and sarsaparilla. Evening primrose oil alleviates hot flashes and promotes restful sleep.

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If you have been prescribed HRT (hormone replacement therapy) medication for menopause or taking a natural alternative and need that extra relief for hot flashes during the night a cool pillow may just help. There are a lot of cool pillows for hot flashes on the market. See Chillow Pillow Cool pillows are available online through many accredited retailers including Avon or at local stores like Bed Bath and Beyond or Wal-Mart. An Avon average product rating is 4.2 out of 5 for the Outlast Cooling Pillow. One product review stated: "I JUST ORDERED A SECOND ONE OF THIS PILLOW, I WISH THEY MADE A BODY PILLOW WITH THIS STUFF. IT HELPS WITH THE HOT FLASHES SO MUCH, I LOVE IT. WHEN I WAKE UP WITH NIGHT SWEATS I JUST FLIP MY PILLOW OVER AND HUG IT SO IT GETS CLOSE TO AS MUCH OF MY FACE AND CHEST AS IT CAN COVER AND IT COOLS ME DOWN WITH IN SECONDS, LITERALLY!"

The content provided in Cool Pillow for Hot Flashes is for information purposes only, intended to raise the awareness of different solutions for you or your families sleep problems and should not be considered medical advice. For medical diagnosis and treatment, please see your qualified health-care professional.

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1 comment:

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