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Better nights sleep for a better you

Night sweats and hot flushes are two of the most common symptoms of the menopause, so it's really no wonder so many of us are hacked off with the lack of help from our favourite brands (87% to be exact).

We spend around a third of our lives in bed and we think that should be time spent well – not tossing and turning, dripping with sweat.

Finally some retailers are waking up to our needs and answering our (tired) call for help. There’s a lot more to be done, but here are the brands already making a difference with products designed to help your menopausal body sleep soundly.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sleepio

If counting sheep isn’t doing the trick and you’re sick of spending your hard earned money on pillow mists and sleep aids, you might want to give Sleepio’s Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT for short) a try. It's a scientifically-proven, six-week online programme designed by sleep scientist Colin Espie, and ex (yes, ex) insomnia sufferer, Peter Hames, to help overcome poor sleep.

We Like:
  • It’s highly personalised so you can overcome your unique challenges with sleep with the help of your animated sleep expert, Dr Prof
  • There’s digital support at your fingertips via their website and app
  • You can choose to share your notes with your GP
We love:
  • Sleepio has helped a massive 1 in 4 users achieve healthy sleep
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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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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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Soak&Sleep: Soak&Sleep are encouraging women to ‘sleep through the menopause’ with their brilliant range of bedding and bath products, and the help of their sleep better guide. They offer everything from mattress toppers to bed linen, weighted blankets through to cooling pillows and each product on their site lists reviews from real customers.

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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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