I know from the many women who contact me that night sweats and overheating in bed are a nightmare. I have suggested alternatives before, but I have just come across a new one that might help some of you get a good night’s sleep.
Apparently research indicates that cooling the brain can help achieve a more restful sleep – which is the principle the gel filled pads under your pillow are based on – but now it has got better.
A recent research study conducted by Dr. Eric Nofzinger and Dr. Daniel Buysse from the Sleep Neuroimaging Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has shown that certain triggers, like a drop in temperature, cause the brain to release chemicals which promote sleep.
An ingenious new product – the Cool Cap – utilises that latest research and has been launched by The Personal Cooling Centre. It has an adjustable fastening and uniquely covers the whole head and its specially formulated cooling gel will help you fall asleep faster and more easily. Hopefully it will also keep you cool enough to overcome those hot flushes and night sweats. For even greater relief they suggest you put it in the fridge before use – not, please note, the freezer!
Not only menopausal women could benefit from this, but also anyone suffering from insomnia and fever from colds or flu. Apparently it can also be beneficial for migraine sufferers as they could also benefit from the cooling effects of the Cool Cap as lower temperatures help dilated blood vessels constrict, lessening blood flow to the head and reducing pressure on the nerves.
For additional benefit they suggest you keep it in the fridge, and although it won’t make you look like sleeping beauty – style isn’t it’s strongest feature – hopefully you will be cool enough not to care. .
More information from www.personalcooling.co.uk