Restore your Sleep: Combat Menopause Sleep Disturbance

We understand the struggles that menopause can bring, especially when it comes to sleep disturbance. Night sweats, hot flushes at night, and anxiety can make catching some Z’s feel like an uphill battle. It’s a shared experience for many women in the perimenopausal and menopausal stages of life, with an average loss of 2.5 hours of sleep each night.

Sleep disturbance during this time can have a knock-on effect on your daily routine and affect your overall wellbeing. In this blog, we’ll explore how menopause affects sleep, why it happens, and most importantly, how you can restore your sleep.

Menopause and sleep

Many women find that they experience menopause sleep disturbance, with 50% experiencing less than seven hours of sleep per night as a result.

Hot flushes at night is named the most common symptoms, affecting 75% of menopausal women.

During market research, Silentnight spoke to a panel of women aged between 40-55 to find out more about their experiences of menopause and sleep. These women spoke openly about perimenopausal night sweats, perimenopausal tiredness and menopausal sleep disturbance. Their feedback highlighted that hot flushes, night sweats, and anxiety were the primary cause.

In response to market research, Silentnight has innovated a revolutionary cooling bedding collection crafted to empower menopausal women in restoring restful sleep.

Hot flushes at night

In order to get a good night of undisturbed sleep we all need our body temperate to drop a couple of degrees to keep us comfortable.

Perimenopausal and menopausal women are more likely to suffer from temperature issues due to changes in their hormone levels. These changes can result in fluctuating oestrogen and progesterone, which affects the part of the brain the controls body temperature called the hypothalamus.

A hot flush is a sudden intense feeling of heat, often accompanied with flushing of the skin and sweating. During menopause the hypothalamus seems to become more sensitive to small changes in temperature causing a hot flush to occur even when you don’t feel overheated.

Experiencing hot flushes at night can disrupt your sleep, leaving you uncomfortable and restless.

Cooling Pillows

Both the Silentnight Restore Cooling Copper Pillow and the Silentnight Restore Cooling Gel Pillow Pad offer cooling relief for your head.

The cooling copper pillow keeps your head cool and is gentle on your skin. This cooling pillow is crafted from breathable fabrics infused with copper, ensuring a soothing sleep. Not only does it provide instant coolness there are many health benefits of copper, it’s naturally anti-bacterial and can reduce wrinkles by boosting collagen production.

The cooling pillow pad covers your entire pillow keeping your head cool and comfortable. It fits on top of your pillow or inside your pillowcase.

The cooling pillow pad features 2 cool gel compartments, this is to stop heat dispersing across the entire pillow so there’s always a cool spot.

Night sweats and the menopause

Night sweats are when you experience excessive sweating during sleep, often leading to your bedding and clothing becoming uncomfortably soaked in sweat.

Due to the impact of perimenopause and menopause on the part of the brain that regulates temperature, the body’s natural cooling mechanism, which involves sweating, can be triggered unnecessarily leading to an increase in night sweats.


Cooling comfort

The Silentnight Cooling Lightweight Blanket is cool to the touch and makes a perfect alternative to a duvet at night. The cooling blanket keeps your body a consistent cool temperature as you sleep, meaning that you can drift away undisturbed by night sweats.

The cooling lightweight blanket has cool-touch fabric on one side, and breathable cotton on the other. It’s lovely and lightweight so you can stay comfortably cool throughout the night.

The range also includes breathable bed linen, from fitted sheets, pillowcases and duvet sets. This bed linen is made from blend of high-quality natural bamboo and cotton fibres. This unique blend makes the linen super soft and cosy, while also ensuring that your body stays comfortable and temperature regulated throughout the night.

Menopause and anxiety

Navigating through menopause can be a challenging journey, bringing heightened feelings of anxiety and stress. Fluctuating hormone levels during this time can trigger feelings of worry and unease, making it difficult to unwind and relax, especially at night.

As hot flushes and night sweats become more frequent, sleep disturbances become a common struggle, leaving many women feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and anxious.


Calming blanket

Weighted blankets have been found to reduce anxiety and stress. The Silentnight Restore Cooling Weighted Blanket is cool to the touch and offers calming comfort. This calming blanket offers gentle deep pressure stimulation promoting relaxation and calm.

The calming blanket is made with innovative cool fabric which helps combat hot flushes while also providing a comforting hug to reduce anxiety.

Restore your sleep with Silentnight

The Silentnight Restore Collection offers a range of cooling products designed to provide relief from hot flushes and night sweats. Perfect for overheaters and restless sleepers. This range is here to help combat menopause sleep disturbance.

Designed by women for women, these cooling products are already receiving 5 star reviews! With one user stating that the products are a “game changer if you suffer from night sweats.”

99% of women who tested the cooling bedding said that they slept better after using it, that they felt instant cooling comfort, and 100% said they would recommend to a friend.

Many women experience difficulty sleeping when going through the menopause. Night sweats, hot flushes at night, and anxiety are common sleep disturbances. Broken sleep can significantly affect daily life and overall wellbeing. To address these issues, Silentnight have created a range of cooling bedding by understanding the experiences of women experiencing perimenopause and menopause.

From cooling pillows to lightweight blankets, these products provide instant cooling comfort and relief. So let’s cool things down and get some Zzz’s back on track!


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