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Turn the dial down on hot flushes and night sweats

You just went to bend down for that pen you dropped and BOOM. It’s like someone’s lit hot coals beneath you.

According to research, a whopping four out of five women in the perimenopause or menopause experience hot flushes (or flashes depending on where you are in the world) and 70% of us will endure night sweats.

Hot flushes don’t care if you're in a really important meeting and night sweats couldn’t give a monkey’s that you’re desperate for a good kip. Luckily, there are several great brands that do – each making innovative products to get you through the day and night.

We’ve broken them down into daytime, bedtime and anytime categories so no matter when you’re struck by a sudden rise in temperature, you can sort yourself out and get on with living life to the coolest.

Daytime
Bedtime
Anytime

bFan

This innovative cooling fan is free-standing, has an adjustable height and a silent rotary meaning it won’t interrupt your sleep. Simply sit it against the foot of your bed to remove trapped heat from your bed sheets and keep night sweats at bay.

Designed in the US but now available in the UK, it has 17 unique features including the option for airflow to target just one side of the bed and a timer so you don’t need to worry about it being on all night or getting up to switch it off.

We Like:
  • It carries a hefty price tag but could help you say goodbye to broken sleep, whether that’s caused by night sweats or even the common cold
  • The design has evolved over 15 years from practical experiences and customer feedback
  • The low running cost means you can leave it on all night
We love:
  • If you’re in the UK, you’ll benefit from a 10-year warranty
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FanU

FanU was created by menopausal mum Adele, and her 25-year- old daughter Jodi, who too was suffering from hot flushes as a result of undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

This handbag-friendly, ultra-quiet cooling fan has been designed to keep hot flushes at bay. As well as being handheld, you can pop it under your top, inside your bra strap or tucked in an inside pocket, keeping you cool wherever you need it most. Choose from an array of colours and pop it in a velvet drawstring pouch bag to keep it safe and clean.

We Like:
  • Perfect for home or the office, it recharges via a USB port – and will last 2.5 hours even with constant usage
  • Tailor your fan to your taste and budget, from the colour to personalising it with your initials (you can even add Swarovski crystals)
  • Take it everywhere with you in your handbag
We love:
  • That a percentage of profits are donated to charity Breast Cancer Now (Adele and Jodi even received an award for their innovative fundraising)
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Promensil

Promensil offers expert advice in natural menopause support alongside a range of red clover supplements and a specially-formulated cooling spray to relieve hot flushes, night sweats and redness.

The patented formula offers instant cooling relief by drawing heat away from the skin.

We Like:
  • The bottle is the perfect size for most handbags meaning you can keep it with you ready for if you feel yourself burning up
  • Formulated specifically for menopausal women needing instant relief from hot flushes, night sweats and redness
  • It’s safe to use alongside other cooling sprays, HRT or natural therapies
We love:
  • Redness elimination is a game-changer – say goodbye to the added concern that as well as being sweaty, you’ve turned the same colour as a beetroot
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MENOPOD

The Menopod is a handbag-sized, portable cool pack that can be charged on the go – a sort of little ice pack for your neck and forehead without water dripping or peas defrosting everywhere.

The now-patented technology was designed by a concerned husband for his menopausal wife (hats off to you, sir), winning investment from Canada's equivalent of Dragons’ Den. Competitively priced and with a 100-day trial or your money back option, it’s a good one to investigate if hot sweats are driving you round the bend.

We Like:
  • Its simplicity and compact size
  • Short videos explain how it works
  • Try it for 100 days with a money-back guarantee
We love:
  • The fact this was designed by a concerned husband for his wife
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Flourish: Their Cooling Mist provides instant relief from hot flushes and redness, and is perfect for your handbag. Specially-formulated with chamomile extract and a leading cooling technology it instantly soothes your skin. Spray it on your face, chest and neck area as often as required – even over make-up.

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me-NO-pause cooling mist: Indeed Lab’s instant cooling mist is the ideal handbag antidote to hot flushes. It uses cucumber extract to reduce puffiness, relieve itchy or dry skin and provide instant relief to hot skin.

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Menoglow Hot Flush Cool Fix Serum: Keep cool and carry on with this rollerball gel cooling serum from M&S and Prai. Plus, it reduces the signs of aging too – definitely one for the handbag.

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Dagsmejan

Swedish brand Dagsmejan have created a new type of sleepwear that helps keep your body at its optimum temperature during the night – so you sleep soundly and wake up fresh and raring to go.

Scientifically-proven, their soft and lightweight Balance range uses natural materials. They even have a page offering advice on how to sleep better during menopause.

We Like:
  • That products are designed using scientific research and focus on improving your sleep experience
  • Sleepwear looks great, regulates your temperature and keeps you comfortable whatever your sleep position
  • They use only sustainably-sourced, natural materials which are kind to skin
We love:
  • That their range is super stylish so you can go to bed feeling hot (and not because of pesky hormones playing hell)
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Hot & Cold Hydro Mattress Topper

Health & Her mattress topper uses a unique water thermo-system to help you enjoy an uninterrupted night’s sleep from hormonal hot flushesnight sweatsmuscle tension and more.

It’s not cheap, but this single topper means you can regulate the temperature on your side of the bed only, between 18 and 48 degrees. It even comes with a handy remote control so you can set it up easily and adjust it quickly whenever you need.

We Like:
  • The breathable pad was designed by experts to treat menopausal symptoms, not just night sweats
  • It’s hydro-power cooling system is remote controlled so you can go from 18-48 degrees at a click of a button
  • It’s lightweight enough to throw into the washing machine
We love:
  • It’s a great solution for you and also anyone you share the bed with as it won’t affect their side
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Menopoised

Menopoised’s magnetic buttons help with hot flushes and night sweats. Inspired by acupuncture, these cute gold-plated magnets are non-corrosive so will last a lifetime. Simply place them on the back of your neck using hypoallergenic plasters which come in the pack.

Each box contains a set of four magnets and 24 plasters. They can be worn day and night (even in the shower) and users report good things. A great natural way of managing symptoms.

We Like:
  • Subtle, affordable and can be worn at any time of day or night
  • 80% of women trialed benefited from using the magnets
  • There’s also a lovely selection of aromatherapy oils available
We love:
  • A natural solution to treating menopausal temperature fluctuations, inspired by thousands of years of Chinese Medicine
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MOONA

We’re sure you’ll agree there’s nothing nicer than the feeling of the cold side of the pillow when you’re too hot in bed. Especially if the reason you’re too hot is down to menopausal night sweats.

Thanks to Moona, you can enjoy this feeling all night long because they’ve created an always-cool pillow. A bedside pod continuously circulates thermoregulated water into the pillow pad, after you set your perfect temperature through the Moona app.

We Like:
  • It was designed with the help of doctors
  • They offer a 30-day trial so you can see if it helps risk-free
  • The complementing app to help you manage your temperature preferences
We love:
  • The brand’s tagline: “Tonight powers your tomorrow”
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The Wool Room

Who would have thought that wool can keep you cool? It’s actually great at regulating temperature and is also highly absorbent – in fact it can absorb three times more moisture than cotton, and almost seven times more than down. Night sweats, be gone!

The Wool Room offers a range of 100% British duvets, mattresses, pillows and more, made from ethically-sourced wool.

We Like:
  • Their products receive high praise on Trustpilot where menopausal women say they’re finally getting decent kip
  • They have great blogs on how to get a better night’s sleep, including one on preventing night sweats
  • If you buy a mattress and wool topper, you’ll benefit from a 100-night sleep trial and a 30-night trial with a full bedding set
We love:
  • The wool is all ethically-sourced from UK farms that adhere to the Five Freedoms
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Esteem – No Pause: Using a technical wicking fabric from Italy, this range of nightwear is designed to give you a restful, comfortable and sweat-free night. After all, that was Founder Jane Hallam’s aim when she too was suffering with perimenopausal night sweats.

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DERMA THERAPY BEDDING: Suffering from night sweats? Derma Therapy is at the rescue with their patented bedding technology which helps keep you cool and your sheets dry. Their Sooth sheets can even help eradicate skin irritation too.

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BECOME CLOTHING

Become Clothing's claim to fame is the fact they’ve developed the first hydraderma and anti-flush clothing, designed to keep symptoms including night sweats, hot flushes and skin irritation at bay.

On the site, you can read more why their fabric is different and check out the wide range of clothing they provide – from hot flush–proof shapewear, underwear, nightwear through to leggings and facemasks.

We Like:
  • Their free downloadable menopause guide – and new range of menopause-friendly facemasks
  • Products not only help with hot flushes and night sweats but itchy skin too
  • Their easy-to-digest explanation of the science behind the fabric
We love:
  • They made the Top 20 list for Global Innovations in Women's Health and Wellness Apparel
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CUCUMBER CLOTHING

Cucumber Clothing was set up by two working mums who wanted to create clothing designs that wouldn’t date. Items come with a higher price tag but you can be sure you’re buying a high quality product, made to last.

They have a menopause collection consisting of tops, bottoms, dresses and jumpsuits designed to keep you cool and odour-free. There’s also leisurewear made with their 37.5™ fabric technology, which uses volcanic minerals to keep your body at the ideal core temperature.

We Like:
  • 10% off your first order if you sign up to their mailing list
  • Female-founded and British-made
  • Styles available in sizes 6 to 20, delivered in plastic-free packaging
We love:
  • The fact they’ve listened to their customers and are determined to meet their needs
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FIFTY ONE APPAREL

With a reasonably-priced range of night, day and loungewear to help with hot flushes, their range is made from NASA-technology fabrics. This material absorbs, stores and releases heat for optimum comfort.

The site is endorsed by singer Michelle Heaton, who has undergone a surgically-induced, early menopause. We hope to see them expand into work and evening wear soon.

We Like:
  • Celebrity-endorsed by Michelle Heaton, showing menopause can affect younger women too
  • Growing range of well-made, stylish basics at reasonable prices
  • Cellulosic yarns are used – great if you prefer natural fibres
We love:
  • That this range was created after the brand heard from a husband whose wife was suffering with symptoms
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Menopoised

Menopoised’s magnetic buttons help with hot flushes and night sweats. Inspired by acupuncture, these cute gold-plated magnets are non-corrosive so will last a lifetime. Simply place them on the back of your neck using hypoallergenic plasters which come in the pack.

Each box contains a set of four magnets and 24 plasters. They can be worn day and night (even in the shower) and users report good things. A great natural way of managing symptoms.

We Like:
  • Subtle, affordable and can be worn at any time of day or night
  • 80% of women trialed benefited from using the magnets
  • There’s also a lovely selection of aromatherapy oils available
We love:
  • A natural solution to treating menopausal temperature fluctuations, inspired by thousands of years of Chinese Medicine
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GRACE: A cooling and tracking device for hot flushes, Grace works 24/7 and is designed by London-based femtech company, Astinno. They’ve recently received an Innovate UK grant to fund further testing, so we’re hoping it won’t be long before this enters the market. Watch this space.

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Zayana: Look and feel good in this affordable, moisture-wicking sleep and loungewear range – perfect if you’re dealing with menopausal night sweats or hot flushes.

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