Hot flashes are awful, so these empty-nester moms designed pajamas to help
Literally through sweat and hard work CoolRevolution pajamas was born, and its arrival appears timely. Experts say the longtime stigma surrounding menopause and aging is starting to fade, and women are seeking ways to be more comfortable rather than relying on medication, which can add side effects to their woes. Read the story.
Yes, hot flashes are awful. These Hoosier women designed pajamas that can help.
The hot flashes, to say the least, were unpleasant. A head-to-toe burning sensation. Body aches. Sweating at any given time. All compounded by the inability to get a full night's sleep.
Fox59: CoolRevolution to celebrate World Menopause Day
The Indianapolis news station, Fox59 featured CoolRevolution on Oct. 12 to talk about PJs and world Menopause Day. See the story.
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Fishers Startup Creates Pajamas for Menopausal Women
A pair of entrepreneurs from Fishers has launched a sleepwear company targeting women going through menopause. CoolRevolution PJs was founded in March 2018 by Laura Musall and Mindy Ford after Musall had difficulty dealing with night sweats and the inability to find pajamas to help. The result is a collection of cooling pajamas made with natural bamboo-based material. In an interview with Business of Health Reporter Kylie Veleta, Ford said the decision to use bamboo came from conversations with many people. (See the whole story and watch the video.)
Women Develop Cooling Pajamas to Help Women with Night Sweats
Laura and Mindy consulted with medical experts and textile experts and came across a fabric made of bamboo, which has all the qualities they were looking for, plus more. It's a natural fiber that keeps you cool when you get hot, and warm when you get cold. It's breathable, absorbs moisture, dries quickly and is antibacterial. Plus, it's buttery soft against your skin. (Watch the video.)
Current Publishing: Women Launch Sleepwear Business
After Laura Musall’s first experience dealing with night sweats from menopause, she was so frustrated with the lack of cooling sleepwear options for women that she decided to create her own. Musall along with her long-time friend Mindy Ford recently co-founded a business designing, making and selling sleepwear for women suffering from symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. (Read the story.)
Fox59 News: Stigma Surrounding Hot Flashes
Hot flashes are something a majority of women will experience in their lives, but they often aren’t openly discussed. Laura Musall is one of the 75 percent of women who experience hot flashes. “All of a sudden I am sweating and, so it just, when I have hot flashes it is hard to explain, but they start in my upper body and the heat is inside and it just travels up and it just seems to grow in intensity,” Musall said. IUPUI researcher and professor Janet S. Carpenter found a way to measure them using thermal imaging. (See the story.)
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