To kick off Menopause Awareness Month, taking place throughout October, Fine Bedding Company has launched a brand new Smart Temperature Cooling 100% Cotton Duvet, adding to its full range of Smart Temperature bedding.

So, how does Smart Temperature bedding work?  Smart temperature bedding ie idean for those searching for a complete temperature management sleep system. The Fine Bedding Company’s Smart Temperature range, which includes pillows, a mattress protector, a duvet cover and a duvet, is created with a unique Activated Cooling™ technology from Swiss textile innovators HeiQ®. HeiQ is a unique technology that is exclusive to The Fine Bedding Company.

The two-step thermoregulation system works by firstly offering a cooling sensation before the first sign of moisture. It can also sense an increase in body temperature which then activates a unique cooling effect allowing moisture to evaporate, mimicking the body’s natural cooling mechanism. When the body has reached its ideal temperature, the reduced body heat will guide the cooling effect to ease back so that you won’t feel a chill.

Danielle Mason, Head of Product Development at the Fine Bedding Company, says, “With research revealing that 61% of women struggle to sleep during menopause, creating bedding that is reactive to people’s fluctuating temperatures was important to us, and we are extremely excited to be adding a Smart Temperature Duvet to our range to complement our existing Smart Temperature products.”

Menopause Awareness Month

Menopause Expert

The Fine Bedding Company has recently partnered with menopause expert Simone Thomas to share some tips for women who are currently experiencing menopausal symptoms or are nearing the age of menopause, sharing advice on how they can get a better night’s sleep as they go through these changes.

Simone Thomas is the founder of Simone Thomas Wellness, a leading hair loss consultant, bio-energetics practitioner and nutrition advisor, making her a well-respected expert in the field of menopause.  Recognising premenopausal and menopausal symptoms that come with this transition, Simone created her range of wellness supplements which are specifically designed to help in aiding menopausal symptoms and boost women’s self-esteem and energy.

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Simone Thomas’s top tips to help relieve the sleep stresses that women experience as they go through menopause:

  1. Think about the room temperature: Night sweats are a common symptom caused by menopause, which can interfere with your sleep routine. Firstly, it is important to keep your bedroom cool and well ventilated, opening the windows if you wish to provide a better condition to relax when you do get into bed. As well as your bedding, think about what you are wearing to bed, be that thin layers or nothing at all, but if you can keep cool and regulate your body temperature as best you can, this will help you to sleep.
  2.  Reduce your caffeine intake: We all love the boost a great cup of coffee offers, and a builder’s brew might be your afternoon go-to, but this isn’t going to help you sleep better at night.  If you can, leave the caffeine behind after midday and instead go for herbal teas and iced water. Alcohol and nicotine are also both stimulants, so if you can cut these down and quit smoking for good, you will be winning on the health and wellness front.
  3. You are what you eat: Do make sure you are eating a good diet that is full of nutrient-dense foods? It is important to cut out the processed options that are loaded with fat and sugar and add into this a supplement, like the Simone Thomas supplement range that will support your overall wellness. One thing you can do to guide your health and sleep during menopause is to eat a diet that is high in nutrients to increase your serotonin levels.
  4. Gentle meditation: Think about practising yoga and meditation as part of your regular sleep routine. Meditation can help aid in alleviating overall menopausal symptoms including vasomotor symptoms, issues related to mood and sleep, and muscular-skeletal pain. Whether you use an app like Calm or simply go your own way, once you are in bed you can close your eyes, focus on the moment, start to breathe slowly and deeply and think about nothing other than being in the present as you relax and fall asleep.
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Must have products to help control your temperature

Smart Temperature 100% Cooling Cotton Duvet

Instantly cool to the touch, the Smart Temperature Duvet uses innovative technology which activates when sensing an increase in body temperature, providing continuous evaporative cooling by wicking moisture away from the body. Unlike other cool touch technology which absorbs and stores heat, HeiQ Cool delays the build-up of heat by taking it away to deliver instant relief. The cooling stops once it senses body temperature has dropped to its optimal temperature so that you won’t feel a chill.

Continuous temperature regulation helps maintain optimal temperature throughout the night, making it the perfect bedding solution for those prone to night sweats.

RRP: £90 – £170

Available here

Smart Temperature Cooling 100% Cotton Pillow

This pillow offers medium support and is created with the unique Activated Cooling™ technology, delivering both instant and continuous cooling. On the casing of the sustainably sourced, 200TC cotton pillow is a dynamic bio-based cooling system, designed to help you feel cool and comfortable throughout the night.

This pillow is easily home washable and quick drying, with the technology remaining fully effective even after repeated laundering.

RRP: £30

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Smart Temperature Cooling 100% Cotton Mattress Protector

On top of the soft, quilted and sustainably sourced 200TC cotton mattress protector is a dynamic bio-based cooling system, designed to help you feel cool and comfortable throughout the night.

The protector is easily home washable and quick drying, with the technology remaining fully effective even after repeated laundering.

RRP: £50.00 – £72.00

Available here

Smart Temperature Linens range

The Smart Temperature Linens range is ideal for those searching for a complete temperature management sleep system. The range, including a duvet cover, fitted Sheet and pair of pillowcases are made using 200 thread count cotton, created with the unique Smart Temp™ technology, delivering temperature control for optimal comfort.

Buy the Smart Temperature Cooling 100% Cotton Duvet Cover here RRP: £40.00-£70.00

Buy the Smart Temperature Cooling 100% Cotton Fitted Sheet here RRP: £22.00 – £37.50

Buy the Smart Temperature Cooling 100% Cotton Pair of Pillowcases RRP: £20.00 – £25.00

Danielle Chapman also said,Our menopause expert Simone Thomas has also provided some great advice to relieve sleep struggles and to help menopausal women adopt a better sleep routine. We encourage anyone struggling with sleeping to consider switching to temperature-controlled bedding and employing some of these top tips.”

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