The Menopause - Fibromyalgia Connection
Natural Wool - Menopause - Fibromyalgia
Wool and the Effects of Menopause and Fibromyalgia.
Over 40 million American women experience symptoms of menopause. This number is expected to increase in the coming years as the current baby boomers are soon to be affected. The effects of menopause are common among this growing number of women. See: National Institute on Aging - Menopause
Hot flashes are the most commonly experienced symptom of menopause. Hot flashes are surges of heat throughout the body, followed by excessive sweating and often shivering and affect 60-75 percent of women for a year or sometimes longer. In addition to the surprising flashes of heat, excessive sweating can dramatically disturb one's sleep. It is not uncommon for the need to change sleepwear in the middle of the night as well as sweat filled bedding. Many menopausal women find a satisfying night of sleep most elusive. While Good Night Naturals cannot offer a cure for hot flashes, we do offer solutions for a thorough night of restful, rejuvenating sleep. Click here for a video interview with Dr. Currie, a leading expert on the menopause.
Find relief with PureGrow™Wool. Due to this hollow, water thirsty fibers ability to efficiently wick away sweat, bedding made with PureGrow™Wool promotes dry, comfortable warmth all evening long. (Click Comforters, Mattress Pads and Pillows). On average, through perspiration and breathing, an adult can loose up to a pint of water vapor during a normal night of sleep. Menopausal women can loose even more than that! Without the proper bedding and mattress with the ability to absorb moisture, a high body humidity level can raise heart rate and blood pressure. Additionally, if you or your mattress feels damp or clammy it is likely you will toss, turn or awaken.
There is help. PureGrow™Wool, with its hollow fibers can effectively wick away moisture that your body looses all night long. PureGrow™Wool can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture (10 times as much as synthetics) without showing signs of dampness. And with the proper care of wool bedding and mattresses, captured moisture is released back into the air. Tests at the Polytechnic Institute of Wales, featuring wool versus synthetic fibers, revealed that the heart rates under wool filled comforters were significantly lower 100% of the time. Furthermore, when under a wool comforter, skin humidity was significantly lower 71% of the time. Call one of our knowledgeable customer service associates to inquire about the Good Night Naturals line of mattresses, comforters, mattress pads and toppers. 866-388-5154
100% Natural Latex
Latex is the premium choice for your sleeping comfort. In Europe where attention to "skin friendly" is demanded and tested, our latex mattress goes above even their standards. Today, most mattresses are made with polyurethane or "memory foam" cushioning which is chock full of chemicals. Good Night Naturals uses only 100% Natural Latex, which assures you of sleeping on ingredients providing only the finest and purest comfort. Known for being resistance to molds, mildews and dust mites, this is the mattress for allergy sufferers. Latex is also a great alternative if you are concerned with the effects of Electro Magnetic Fields. Organic Latex Mattresses Our GoodNight Home latex mattresses are designed as a 100% chemical free bed.
ICAF - International Coalition for the Advancement of Fibromyalgia/CFIDS Treatment 16415 Addison Road, Suite 600, Addison, TX 75001?www.icafcoalition.org
American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA) 6380 E Tanque Verde Rd. #D, Tucson, AZ 85715 (520) 733-1570 www.afsafund.org
Fibromyalgia Network PO Box 31750, Tucson, AZ 85715 (520) 290-5508 (800) 853-2929 www.fmnetnews.com
Fibromyalgia Coalition International 6740 Antioch, Suite 250, Merriam, KS 66204 913-384-HOPE www.fibrocoalition.org
FM Fibromyalgia Management Association PO Box 8119, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (612) 827-1941 (800) 362-4151
NFA National Fibromyalgia Association 2200 Glassell Street, Suite "A", Orange, CA 92865 (714) 921-0150 www.fmaware.org/fminfo/brochure.htm
The FMS Cmmunity Online Resource: www.fmscommunity.org
P.A.N.D.O.R.A., Inc. 255 Alhambra Circle, Suite 715, Coral Gables, FL 33134 954-783-6771 www.pandoranet.info
Dr. Weil "Your trusted health advisor" www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/ART00701
Ontario Fibromyalgia Association (Canada) 393 University Ave, Suite 1700, Toronto, ON M5G 1E6 (416) 979-7228 www.hwcn.org/~aq226/index.html
Menopause and Beyond www.geocities.com/menobeyond
Menopause Online -- traditional and alternative methods?http://www.menopause-online.com/index.html
American Medical Association Women's Health Information Center?http://www.ama-assn.org/special/womh/index.htm
Mayo Clinic Women's Health Center Mayo Clinic Women's Health Center www.mayoclinic.com/health/womens-health/WO99999
Bandolier (England) [Bandolier is produced monthly in Oxford for the NHS R&D Directorate. It contains bullet points -- hence Bandolier) of evidence-based medicine. http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/index.html
European Menopause Journal (Medscape) ? http://search.medscape.com/all-search?queryText=menopause
Prevention Magazine Onlinehttp://www.healthyideas.com/
Menopause Infocenter (Holistic Online) www.holisticonline.com/Remedies/hrt/hrt_home.htm
Dr. Weil "Your trusted health advisor" www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/ART00700