Any woman who deals with menopause is painfully aware of it every day (and night.) Just how many women deal with menopause?
An estimated 6,000 US women reach menopause daily, and by 2025, the number of postmenopausal women is expected to rise to 1.1 billion globally. Which means that you or someone you love will eventually deal with this issue if you aren’t currently. So if you didn't already know, it’s time to get initiated with what menopause is, how it disrupts sleep cycles and how to stop it in its tracks.
Before we talk about solutions, let’s get a handle on the subject.
What is menopause?
Menopause is “the natural cessation of menstruation that usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55” that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive period and typically lasts for around 4 years.
The most infamous symptom associated with menopause quite often has the most damaging effects. Hot flushes impact “up to 85 percent of American women,” causing women to suffer from insomnia and wake up in a pool of sweat. This is not only uncomfortable in the moment but leads to problems throughout the day caused by a lack of quality rest.
In short, Menopause causes hot flushes, which causes lack of sleep, which causes a lot more problems on top of it all. So if we can carry out a plan of action to decrease the impact of hot flushes, then we can decrease the impact of menopause. How? Let’s get started.
Hot flushes? Cool it down.
It might seem too simple, but the answer to combating hot flushes is to cool it down. And there are a couple of ways to ensure that you keep cool and sleep calmly.
Here are 4 steps to take on the way to bed to cool down the sleep-depriving effects of menopause.
Step 1: The first step to good sleep is making sure that you’ve got the right clothing on for bed. That giveaway free t-shirt isn’t the best option when it comes to getting a good night’s rest. Cotton is one of the best options, but at the end of the day (literally) it’s up to you what you choose to wear, but make sure that you’re comfortable with it and that it’s breathable in order to stay cool.
Step 2: The second step is making certain that your room is ready for sleep. This includes getting your room to a comfortable temperature, dark and quiet.
Step 3: The third step is like the first one. It has everything to do with having the right materials to ensure that you’re comfortable, breathable and cool. I recommend cotton or bamboo sheets to combine the best in breathability and comfort.
Step 4: The fourth step is the game changer that fits on top of your mattress and below whichever set of sheets that you choose. The key to combating the hot flushes that accompany menopause and keep women from getting great sleep is controlling the temperature to a tee. Chili products (that act as a cooling bed pad) are the best tools on the market to do just that. But, don’t take my word for it.
Here are two testimonials from women who have harnessed the temperature controlling powers of Chili
Kathleen G. said “I can’t believe that after suffering for the past 20 years with hot flushes and night sweats (due to menopause), that I’m finally getting relief. The morning after using the chiliPAD for the 1st time I thought that it was a coincidence that I hadn’t woken up all night. The next morning was the same wonderful experience. Now that I have been using the chiliPAD for over a week I know that it’s not a coincidence, THIS REALLY WORKS. I feel like a new person now that I’m getting a good night's sleep.”
Shannon H. was “ desperately looking for something to help with premenopausal night sweats and would wake up in the middle of the night soaked and freezing. I was drenched from head to toe and would have to lay down a towel to try and get back to sleep. The daily changing of the sheets gets old fast. I wanted to avoid supplements, there are not many good reviews on them and didn't want to add another drug to my system. I stumbled upon chiliPAD™ website, and it seemed to be the solution I was looking for. I felt it was a bit pricey, but with the money back guarantee, was willing to give it a try. After a couple of days of finding just the right temperature, my night sweats have disappeared. I would recommend the chili pad to anyone suffering from night sweats. A great dry nights sleep is worth every penny.”
These are just two of the many women who have experienced menopausal relief using Chili products. Could you or someone you know be next? Isn’t it time that you cooled down the hot flushes and started sleeping well again?
I think it is. So take these 4 steps to cool down those hot flushes and start sleeping well again.