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Signs That You May Have the Menopause

Although all women experience the menopause, some will be fortunate enough to breeze through it without struggling with any symptoms. However, most women will experience menopausal symptoms, some of which can be quite severe and affect your daily life and activities. Menopausal symptoms can begin months, or even years, before your periods stop, and can last around four years after your last period. Although, some women may experience symptoms for much longer.

As menopause itself is when you have not experienced menstruation for one full year, the time you experience symptoms is more commonly known as ‘perimenopause’, which occurs before menopause. Perimenopause is when your hormones begin to change in preparation for menopause and can last either a few months or several years. Many women begin perimenopause at some point after their mid-forties, while some women may skip perimenopause and enter menopause suddenly. During perimenopause, menstrual periods become irregular and your periods may be late or early, or you may completely skip one or more periods. The menstrual flow itself may also become heavier or lighter.

As well as irregular periods, women will experience other menopausal symptoms, such as;

  • Hot flushes
  • Chills
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Low mood or anxiety
  • Reduced sex drive (libido)
  • Problems with memory and concentration
  • Frequent urination
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair and dry skin
  • Loss of breast fullness and breast pain

If you have experienced any of these menopausal symptoms, talk to your doctor. You should also consult your doctor if you’re experiencing symptoms and are younger than forty-five. Your doctor can usually confirm whether you’re menopausal based on your symptoms alone, but a blood test to measure your hormone levels may be required if you’re under forty-five.1


Velfont Yeti Cooling Duvet

Velfont Yeti Cooling Duvet

The Yeti temperature-regulating duvet from Velfont is ideal for people who suffer from temperature and humidity changes during the night.

What makes this duvet even better is that thanks to its weight and production technology it can be used all year round, replacing the need to change your duvet tog with every season and also cutting down on the storage space needed for several duvets.

This cooling duvet is designed with an Outlast® cotton cover on one side to help towards a well-regulated sleeping climate throughout the night, without feeling too hot or too cold. Outlast® was originally developed for NASA to balance temperature changes. This material is designed to absorb, store and release heat that the body emits during the different stages of sleep.

If you want a cosier feel for the cooler months simply flip your duvet over and sleep with the cotton side next to you.

With a soft and lightweight Neotherm® filling, this lofty duvet is easy to care for and suitable for machine washing.

  • Suitable for all seasons and for year round use.
  • Front: 100% cooling Outlast® cotton. Reverse: 100% cotton
  • Temperature Regulating
  • Filling Composition: 100% Neotherm® polyester
  • 250gsm
  • Washable up to 40°C in a large capacity machine. Tumble dry at a low temperature. Do not iron


Velfont Viscofresh Cooling Memory Foam Pillow

Velfont Viscofresh Cooling Pillow

The Velfont Viscofresh Cooling Pillow with memory foam will keep you at just the right temperature during the night; not too hot, and not too cold. While we sleep, our skin is continuously perspiring, releasing the excess of body temperature.

Velfont Igloo Cooling Mattress Protector

Velfont Igloo Cooling Mattress Protector

This Velfont temperature-regulating Quilted Mattress Protector provides a constant microclimate for your sleeping environment, not too hot, not too cold. This cooling mattress protector is ideal for people who experience fluctuations in temperature at night. The thermo-regulating Outlast® fabric acts as a buffer from changes in temperature and humidity during the night that affect sleep, creating a constant microclimate throughout the night. Helping to maintain a constant temperature, this mattress protector does all the work while you enjoy a peaceful sleep, letting you wake up feeling and looking more refreshed. The thermo-regulation of this 100% cotton quilted mattress protector also helps to reduce body perspiration as air circulates inside the filling thereby eliminating moisture that can accumulate and ensuring effective breathability. A fully elasticated skirt prevents this cooling quilted mattress protector from moving while you sleep.

  • 100% cotton blended with thermo-regulating Outlast® fabric
  • 100% cotton filling
  • For mattress depths up to 35cm and lengths up to 200cm
  • Fully elasticated skirt
  • Machine Washable at 40°C
  • Suitable for tumble drying on low
  • Ideal to be used with memory foam mattresses and pillows


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