This Girl Is On Fire
To quote the iconic words of Alecia Keys, this girl is on fire, sound familiar? We might be standing in line at the grocery store, looking all cool with our veggies, Bengay and Ensure, when suddenly, we are overcome with a hot flash so intense, it seemingly starts in our toes and rises to our heads, every inch of our body feeling the heat.
Before We Begin This Natural Hot Flash discussion, here’s a disclaimer. Neither Claire nor I are doctors. Any advice we share is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Please speak with your health care professional about your symptoms and concerns.
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GET A ROOM:
Sheets ~ Stick (get it) with natural fibers like bamboo or cotton. Bamboo is actually the better choice because unlike cotton, bamboo fibers are naturally breathable and wicks moisture away from the skin. Bamboo fabric allows moisture to evaporate into the air more quickly, so when you sweat, you won’t stay wet.
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Bamboo Shorts PJ Set ~ available in 4 colors
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DEEP BREATHING & MEDITATION
A 2011 study from the University of Massachusetts discovered women who participated in a Mindfulness Program which included meditation, had a decrease in the intensity of hot flashes and night sweats, as well as an overall increase in the quality of life.
Here is a list by HealthLine, of several apps to help with meditation and mindfulness. Click HERE.
As Claire points out, keeping a menopause journal can help you navigate your feelings about all the changes and symptoms of menopause.
Keeping track of how much exercise (or movement) we do each day can help. Also jotting down the foods and beverages we consume each day may lead to some startling discoveries, as what we eat can reduce hot flashes or turn up the heat.
Exercise may or may not be on your list of things that make your heart go pitter patter, but research shows daily exercise is an easy and healthy way to battle hot flashes.
GET A YOGA MAT
Whether Yoga is your thing or not, getting a Yoga mat is good for a number of things that do a body good. I use mine for stretching, sit ups and Yoga class.
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COOLING GEL PACKS & WHY THEY CAN HELP YOU SLEEP
I don’t know about you, but I get night sweats and most nights, you’ll find me ripping the sheets off, then wrapping back up as the heat subsides and I am left with chills. Ya feel me?
Here’s a simple trick that really works. Take a refreezable ice pack and slip it under your pillow case. You’ll sleep cool as a cucumber, darlings.
Refreezable Ice Pack
Claire and I hope you’ll find this information and video helpful. If so, would you be a doll and share with your friends? We’d be ever so grateful.
Also, our Self Care Webinars covering menopause topics are Live on Facebook the last Friday of every month. We’d love to have you join us.
Until next time, sending much gratitude and big hugs, darlings.