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Night Sweats and Hyperthyroidism

Sweat through the night last night? Feeling nervous or shaky today? Experiencing flushed or red, itchy skin? How about increased bowel movements and unexplained weight loss? Although these symptoms might be signs of many metabolic or hormonal disorders, the key suspect here is your thyroid. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits beneath your […]

How to Reduce Allergens in the Bedroom

Allergies are characterized by an over-reaction of the immune system to certain substances, or “allergens” that are inhaled, eaten, injected, or touched. Symptoms include: sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose or throat, coughing, and skin rashes or hives (www.aafa.org/certified). Allergens in the home can be hiding in unexpected, hard to reach places and trigger asthma and […]

How to Deal with Night Sweats

If you’ve experienced night sweats before you know how irritating and debilitating they can be. Consistent disrupted sleep can lead to daytime drowsiness or fatigue, irritability, sudden mood swings, and an uncontrollable appetite. So you can see just how important getting a good night’s sleep can be! Night sweats, or sleeper hyperhidrosis, is plainly defined […]

Night Sweats and Cystic Fibrosis

Are you suffering from Cystic Fibrosis? If so, you’re probably also suffering from night sweats. There are over 30,000 American children and adults suffering from this condition. Cystic Fibrosis, or CF, is an inherited, life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and causes digestion problems. CF directly affects the cells that product mucus, sweat, saliva, and […]

drying your bedding

Part Three: Dryers and Drying Bedding

“Low Heat Dry” The most widely used (and accepted) phrase on all fabric care labels. But why? It all goes back to our original discussion of “averages”. Every manufacturer has to be careful when giving instructions because they could potentially be at fault for damaged goods. And when advising in a careful manner, they base their […]

washing your bedding

Part Two: Washers and Washing Bedding

Ok, let us review the major steps from my General Care Instructions: Read the “Care Label” If necessary, separate bedding pieces to avoid damaging decorative edges or patterns. Pre-Wash. Separate bedding from all other laundry. Warm, gentle cycle. NO pouring detergent directly onto fabric. And NO fabric softener! Hang dry, or machine dry on LOW […]

Part One: Care Instructions for your Bedding

Since I was a little girl I remember overhearing my mother and grandmother talking about the correct way to care for your bedding. My mother, the family nurse, always aired on the side of caution with the instructions, “Wash them once a week to remove dead skin and oils.” But, my grandmother, the frugal decorator […]