Cool Bedding for Menopause

Support your sleep during the Menopause

Over 60% of women report their sleep worsens during the menopause. Our specialist bedding products can help alleviate the symptoms, allowing you to get the quality sleep you need, night after night.

Menopause and sleep

The menopause is a natural process that every woman goes through, but that doesn't make it easy. With fluctuating hormone levels, women suffer from a range of symptoms including hot flushes, insomnia, anxiety and headaches. All of these can seriously disrupt your chances of getting a good night's sleep.

It's the time leading up to the menopause - known as the perimenopause - that causes so much trouble. Once you’ve gone through the menopause - that's 12 consecutive months without a period – you’ll often find your symptoms improve.

“Good bedding and a good mattress are essentials" recommends Dr. Heather Currie of Menopause Matters. Discover several ways to make night-time more comfortable for anyone experiencing the impact and symptoms of menopause at night.

Anxiety

Changing hormone levels can mean anxiety affects your sleep during perimenopause menopause. Avoiding caffeine and indulging in a warm shower or bath, followed by drying off with a fluffy, soft towel will get you in the mood for a good night's sleep. Using a weighted blanket may help. They are designed to increase your levels of serotonin (happy hormone), melatonin (sleepy hormone) and decrease stress hormones by applying pressure stimulation over the body. Perfect to use when winding down after a stressful day.

Menopause sweats at night

Hot flushes and the associated night sweats can wreak havoc on your sleep quality, leaving you exhausted during the day. Choosing cool bedding can help make things easier. Choosing natural fill bedding , lower togs and bed linen with temperature-regulating properties can, especially for women suffering from hot flushes, help because of the way they wick moisture away and control humidity in the area around your body. A temperature-regulating topper will also provide a cooling sleep surface, designed to keep the body at a steady temperature, helping to  reduce the effects of night sweating.

Choosing breathable, fast-drying nightwear will also help you get the sleep you need. If you suffer from night sweats, a silk scrunchie is a great way to keep your hair up and away from your face and to keep you cool and comfortable.

Menopause Insomnia

According to the Sleep Charity, “changes in hormone levels as we age can cause sleep disturbances, and sleep disturbances can alter hormone levels, turning into a vicious cycle...many people will experience bouts of insomnia from time to time, but menopause-related insomnia can stretch on for weeks and months if not properly treated”.

In addition to having difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep, sufferers of insomnia can have increased feelings of anxiety, problems with focusing and memory loss.

We’d always recommend using an eye mask to block out the light, they also encourage a calming effect to help you drift off to sleep more quickly. A weighted blanket is proven to help with insomnia. It applies gentle pressure to help your body relax and unwind. Read more about the benefits of weighted blankets here.

How to sleep better when on your period

In the lead-up to the menopause, it’s common to suffer with abnormally heavy bleeding during your period. Add the disruption and discomfort of night sweats and it’s a wonder that women get any sleep at all. Using a protector over your mattress, pillow, duvet and topper will keep your bed safe without feeling or sounding plasticky. In fact, the new generation of mattress protectors are as good as invisible, acting like an invisible shield as you sleep.

If you are unsure about which products suit your needs best, get in touch with our friendly expert advisors on info@soakandsleep.com or call on 01483 616 616.

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The menopause is a natural process that every woman goes through, but that doesn't make it easy. With fluctuating hormone levels, women suffer from a range of symptoms including hot-flushes, insomnia, anxiety and headaches. All of these can seriously disrupt a woman's chances of getting a good night's sleep.

It's the time leading up to the menopause - known as the perimenopause - that causes so much trouble. Once a woman has gone through the menopause - that's 12 consecutive months without a period - she'll often find her symptoms improve.

"Good bedding and a good mattress are essentials" recommends Dr. Heather Currie, Menapuse Expert and contributor to Menopause Matters. Discover below several ways to make night-time more comfortable for anyone experiencing the impact and symptoms of menopause at night.

Anxiety

Changing hormone levels can mean increased anxiety. Avoiding caffeine in the run up to bedtime and indulging in a warm shower or bath, followed by drying off with a fluffy, soft towel will get you in the mood for a good night's sleep. A weighted blanket is designed to increase your levels of serotonin (happy hormone), melatonin (sleepy hormone) and decrease stress hormones by applying pressure stimulation over the body. Perfect to use to help relieve anxious feelings.

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Sleep quality suffers as a result of frequent awakenings and discomfort, causing fatigue during the day. Choosing natural fill bedding, lower togs and bed linen with temperature-regulating properties can, especially for women suffering from hot flushes, help because of the way they wick moisture away and control humidity in the area around your body. A temperature-regulating topper will also provide a cooling sleep surface, designed to keep the body at a steady temperature, reducing the effects of night sweating.

Choosing nightwear materials which are breathable, soft and that dry quickly, helping you get the sleep you deserve. If you suffer from night sweats, a silk scrunchie is a great way to keep your hair up and away from your face and to keep you cool and comfortable.

Insomnia

According to the Sleep Charity, “changes in hormone levels as we age can cause sleep disturbances, and sleep disturbances can alter hormone levels, turning into a vicious cycle...many people will experience bouts of insomnia from time to time, but menopause-related insomnia can stretch on for weeks and months if not properly treated.

In addition to having difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep, sufferers of insomnia can have increased feelings of anxiety, problems with focusing and memory loss.

We’d always recommend using an eye mask when you sleep, to block out the light but they also encourage a calming effect to help you drift off to sleep quicker. A weighted blanket is also proven to help with insomnia, and a great addition to help your body relax and unwind under its pressure stimulation, read more about the benefits of weighted blankets here.

Protect Your Investment

In the lead up to the menopause women may suffer from abnormally heavy bleeding during their periods. Night sweats also can cause disruption to your sleep, and also may damage your bedding. So it's a wise decision to protect your mattress, pillow, duvet or topper by investing in a waterproof protector. And don't worry - a waterproof protector won't rustle and feel plasticky. The new generation of mattress protectors are as good as invisible, acting like an invisible shield as you sleep.

If you are unsure about which products suit your needs best, get in touch with our friendly expert advisors at info@soakandsleep.com or call on 01483 616 616.