Clothing to ease to the symptoms of hot flushes and night sweats
Millions of women suffer every day with the often debilitating hot flushes and night sweats associated with the menopause, so here at Become, we came up with an ingenious solution — we created a range of clothing that can help make living with these symptoms much easier.
As women go through the menopause, fluctuating hormone levels can affect the hypothalamus, a tiny part of the brain that regulates heat. This can cause it to send confused signals around the body, which is why many women might start to sweat and feel flushed, then feel a chill as temperature drops to return to normal.
Our product works in four key was..
It cools the skin: The soft, lightweight fabric is made with a flat thread and knitted on a cross section to maximise surface area to transfer warmth away from the body. Tiny channels in the material drive away heat and encourage cooling.
It wicks moisture: The fabric has two innovative coatings. The first works in much the same way as skin. As body heat begins to rise, it works hard to bring the temperature down by evaporating moisture away.
It releases heat back: The second fabric coating absorbs and stores the heat from the surface of the skin during a hot flush or night sweat, then releases it back during the chill that follows. This helps maintain a stable body temperature and lessens fluctuation.
It reduces odour: Our hi-tech fabric also controls odour. Traditionally used for extreme sportswear, an anti-microbial finish creates a barrier between the bacteria and the fabric, immobilising the odour source and locking it in.