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Hot Flashes and Their Effects on Sleep


New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/19/2014 -- Contrary to popular belief, having hot flashes is not a condition, but a symptom of hormonal imbalance or shifts, particularly among women in their menopausal stage. It varies in severity, from moderate flushing or mild warmth and redness of the face, neck or body, to night sweats that leave the clothes and sheets soaked with sweat. It may not affect the total sleep time, but the overall quality and efficiency of sleep ultimately suffers.

In related literature released by the National Sleep Foundation, it was reported that women undergoing menopause report the most sleeping problems, and hot flashes are among the main culprits. Statistics show that 75% to 85% of women around menopause suffer from hot flashes, and a large number of them suffer severe night sweats.

Hot flashes occurring at night not only cause discomfort but also rob women of much needed sleep, leaving them exhausted and worn out the next day. It has been revealed in several clinical and sleep studies that, in order to get quality sleep, the temperature must be kept cool.

Various treatments have been formulated for hot flashes. Both nonprescription remedies and prescription therapies have been developed to reduce the occurrence of hot flashes, but they work only up to a certain extent, and only provide momentary relief. Medications, on the other hand, are not only costly, but they also pose the risk of exposure to different side effects.

Taking sleeping medications is an option often suggested by some sleep therapists, but people who are averse to taking medication of any kind need not worry that they would have to suffer through severe hot flashes and poor sleep quality. Cooling products, such as sprays, gels, wicking sleepwear and cooling sheets and mats are now available. There are also a number of cooling pillows being introduced lately.

In the company’s opinion, the best cooling gel pillow is the PolarGel Pillow from New Home Innovations. It is made from non-toxic, safe, and durable materials, and features the latest and most advanced cooling gel technology. It is large enough to fit in any pillow case, or simply placed atop another pillow. Since it is designed to follow the contour of the person’s head, neck, shoulders, and body, it effectively disperses heat and remains cool.

The PolarGel Pillow is guaranteed to remain below room temperature, but it is so versatile that it can also be refrigerated to keep the temperature lower and make the coolness last longer. This makes it perfect even for those who are suffering from the most severe night sweats.

This unique pillow can now be purchased on Amazon.

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