By Jessica Hoover
After Laura Musall’s first experience dealing with night sweats from menopause, she was so frustrated with the lack of cooling sleepwear options for women that she decided to create her own.
Musall, Fishers, along with her long-time friend Mindy Ford, Lebanon, recently co-founded a business designing, making and selling sleepwear for women suffering from symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. The business is called CoolRevolution.
“We wanted to design something that’s made for women who are in their 40s, 50s, 60s, that looks stylish, that women can feel confident in, that feels good but will also provide relief for the night sweats,” Musall said.
Musall and Ford spent approximately a year researching fabric, testing designs and talking to medical consultants as well as women going through menopause. Musall said some women were so desperate for relief from night sweats that they slept in athletic wear or even in a cooling dog bed.
Musall and Ford decided on a fabric made from bamboo because the material is sweat-absorbent and naturally antibacterial, which means that even after sweating, the sleepwear will not produce odor.
“The fabric is a blend of bamboo and some cotton and a tiny bit of spandex,” Musall said. “We found this natural fiber that would absorb moisture, cool quickly and is antibacterial.”
CoolRevolution sleepwear is available in small to triple-extra large sizes. Prices range from $42 to $55. Tops come as a T-shirt or tank top. Bottoms come as pants or shorts.
“We wanted to give women the product that they’ve been looking for or didn’t even know was a possibility,” Musall said. “We really wanted to do something that would help other women.”
For more, visit coolrevolutionpjs.com.