The middle of the night and I woke up wondering if I was swimming! Seriously, how could I be soaked? The sheets, the mattress pad—everything was screaming wet! I thought for sure I would find a pool of water under the bed!
Maybe it was a freak incident? But wait this happened the next night, and the next, and the next! Welcome to the beginning of peri-menopause and night sweats.
While I know that night sweats and hot flashes are a part of the aging process, I was so unprepared for the misery that would be a part of my life for years. After months of the same scenario, night after night, I decided to go online and look for sleepwear to help with the night sweats. What I found was a number of companies with wicking fabric but OMG…no way at 46 was I ready to be wearing granny gowns for the rest of my days! So much for any sex appeal in my bedroom! Still, I desperately needed sleep so I bought the best-looking option out there. Lo and behold, it helped, yet it wasn’t at all what I wanted in appearance performance and function.
After letting the idea percolate for a number of years (along with continued sweating) I decided to look into creating a line of clothing of women that would help them feel sexy, cool, confident and comfortable while struggling with hot flashes and/or night sweats. Nearly 10 years later, I launched alvöru and I’m thrilled to share my passion for my product with other women who suffer like I did.
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