Stay Cool During a Hot Flash
Turning down the heat
Check out these smart and sneaky ways to chill your next hot flash.
For emergency hot-flash relief, tuck a ($32.99 for two) into your décolletage. Seriously. These gels work to relieve your body heat and come with a thermal case to keep them cold.
Whether you’re wearing a power suit or your favorite sweats, in an office or out on a walk, a microweight tank from ($45) will help regulate your temperature. You won’t believe you’re wearing wool. It’s available in black, white, and pastels like celadon.
Laugh it off
($24.95), an activity book complete with pop-up uterus, will help you see the silly side of menopause.
Here’s how to beat night sweats in style. The Henley T and matching capri pants by ($75) wick away moisture to keep you dry and comfy. Available in black, pink, and mint green.
Before bed enjoy a 100-calorie box of ($2.25 for an 8-ounce serving). It contains melatonin, a natural sleep hormone, and Lactium, a protein that—like a warm glass of milk—helps you unwind.
No more hothead
If all else fails, put a ($40) in your pillow. This refillable cushion will cool off your head, which makes the rest of you feel cooler, too.
Blow it away
The ($22) by Brookstone is a battery-powered desktop minifan perfect for office hot flashes. We love it in lime green.
Better than coffee
Women with hot flashes should skip the caffeine and try ($10 for 36 tea bags) instead. It’s specially formulated for menopausal women and includes black cohosh, chasteberry, and dong quai with rooibos, a South African herb celebrated for its antioxidant powers.