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A Good Night's Sleep: Don't Sweat It

A Good Night's Sleep: Don't Sweat It

(ARA)- Sleepless nights and excessive perspiration are continual problems for millions of women who suffer from menopause, thyroid malfunctions, cancer treatments and pregnancy. With new, technical sleepwear fabrics, comfortable help is on the way. While this sleepwear won't prevent night sweats, it will keep you from waking up soaked.
Night sweats are hot flashes that occur while women sleep. The cause of hot flashes is not known, but many speculate the changes in circulation with women experiencing menopause might be a cause. A momentary sensation of heat is accompanied by a red, flushed face and sweating. When this occurs at night, the results can be extremely uncomfortable and can interrupt a good night's sleep. During the night, they are often accompanied by profuse perspiration and then followed by chills from the sticky, wet clothing.
Kendra Novick of Wicking J Sleepwear developed a fashionable line of nightwear that actually wicks moisture away from the skin. "Night sweats are a common concern with women of all ages. Our products are made with a wonderful new fabric that wicks the moisture as you sleep," she says. "As the baby boomers age, we're finding this to be a very timely and universal issue."
"The proper sleepwear is the first step toward a restful nights sleep," says Kathryn Landry, owner of A Dry Night's Sleep (www.adrynightssleep.com). "All of our pajamas are made with moisture wicking fabric. Using a patented technology, the fabric pulls moisture away from your skin. The wicking properties of the material are maintained after multiple washings."
Developing healthy sleeping habits is pivotal for a good night's sleep. The days of falling into bed at 10 p.m. and not budging until the morning are common for young adults, but good sleep is harder for aging adults. Experts advise avoiding mid-day naps, and avoiding alcohol and caffeine 4 to 6 hours before bedtime. Remember, a deep sleep will give you the energy you need for the day ahead, including the exercise that will help you rest soundly the next night.

Courtesy of ARA Content

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