I’m happy to be ageing (and I’d hate to not get the opportunity), but I have to say there are a few issues (I know, first world problems) that I’m less keen on that come with age.
A couple of the side effects of aging are things nobody told me about. Yes, I know all about wrinkles, sagging skin and greying hair. But it’s a couple of the other things that have caught me by surprise.
Receeding Gums is one little issue that nobody told me to expect. Now I have to carry dental floss/dental picks with me everywhere so that I can make sure that I’m ensuring that my conversational partner’s stomach isn’t churning as that bit of lunch is stuck in my teeth. I’m sure it also makes my dentist happy as I’m flossing more than I ever did before.
But that’s just a little thing.
The issue I’m finding harder to deal with is the night sweats of peri-menopause (and I believe they continue right through menopause). Waking up bathed in sweat night after night. Feeling clammy in that kind of “hot/cold” way that happens in winter as my pajamas have soaked through with my hot flush, but cold air and wet fabric are not a good mix.
I tried wearing some of my running clothes to bed to see if that sports fabric would make a difference, they did a bit, but boy the smell after a sweaty night wasn’t pleasant (and they feel kind of plastic too).
So I was pretty excited when I discovered a sleepwear range made by Eaden Sleepwear to deal with this less than pleasant side effect. I immediately ordered a pair of PJs to try it out and see if it worked as well as the website suggested and I have to say I’m truly converted. In fact I’ve ordered a bunch more!
It’s made with Dri-release fabric what dries 4 x faster than cotton and draws moisture away from the body so I don’t wake up feeling clammy, but it’s way softer and more comfortable than sports clothing. It also includes Freshguard which virtually neutralises odor so I don’t have to wash them every day and I don’t wake up smelling of sweat. Now that is a glorious thing!
Sure I still wake up sometimes super hot and needing to cool down, but it’s not so uncomfortable that it stops me from sleeping (and I do love my zzzzs) like it did before.
Find out more at Eaden Sleepwear.