We are all different and the causes of hot flushes and excessive sweating at night is very varied ranging from hormone issues to all sorts of other medical and environmental situations. More often than not there will be a combination of symptoms but for a more comprehensive list of symptoms go to the Cancer Research UK as they lists a few of the more common issues associated with hot flushes.
So what causes hot flushes we hear you ask, even though the cause is different for both men and women, they boil down to the hormones. The hypothalamus controls the production of many hormones including oestrogen or/and testosterone but the cure is very complicated and varied and is too much for us to help you with here.
We are only experts in bedding and where we can help is by pointing you in the right direction in terms of lightweight moisture absorbing sheets, duvets and mattress protectors. We would recommend Coolmax Bedding by Dupont, is a revelation when it comes to giving relief to sufferers of this condition. Contrary to what you may believe, Coolmax itself does not keep you cool and reduce your body's heat levels. Coolmax removes excess moisture from the body allowing you to stay much more dryer than standard fabrics.
Hot flushes normally occur very quickly and can go just as quickly as they arrived, the problem arises when you are in bed and sweat transfers onto the bedding fabrics leaving them wet or moist. When the flush has subsided the bedding is left wet and when it cools down it becomes very uncomfortable and normally leads to you getting out of bed. Not only do your sheets need washing straight away but your sleep has been interrupted leaving you tired and more prone to stress throughout the day.
Coolmax wicks away this moisture or sweat very quickly and efficiently so the benefit is that you can stay in bed and go back to sleep when the hot flushes subside leaving you to relax stress free knowing that the sheets are not wet and will be just as comfortable as when you got into bed in the first place. It is this process that makes Coolmax such a great fabric, combine this with the full range of products to give you instant relief.
So What Does Coolmax Feel Like? The fabric is fully man made, as you probably already know the fabric was first used by the Space industry and developed in conjunction with Nasa. The sheets only come in white and feel like a mix between cotton and silk. They are nice and soft and wash well and another great feature of Coolmax is that you will not need to iron it for it to look crease free.
The duvets and mattress protectors are quilted with a lightweight and super soft Comforel filling for extra comfort and quality. Only 100% Coolmax fabric is used in the overall manufacturing process and they are expertly finished in the UK so any size of mattress or bed size can be made to order for you.
So Lets Recap, Coolmax helps with the effects of excessive sweating by wicking away the moisture very quickly leaving the sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases dry. You will be amazed at how quickly this happens compared to other luxury bedding fabrics such as Egyptian cotton or mulberry silk sheets. So stay dry tonight and gain some relief from this horrible problem and maybe you will just get that all important goods nights sleep.