Espere Healthcare Ltd is pleased to announce the arrival of the new DermaTherapy Sleepsac.
This innovation was developed following testing of the DermaTherapy sheets on the gruelling "Race Across America" cycle race.
The Sac features an integral pillow case which enables the pillow to be slotted in, underneath the slaepsac, thus avoiding any contact between the skin oand the pillow itself.
The Slaapsac is ideal for situations where you can't take your own bedding with you. For example, sleepovers, holidays, business trips and training camps.
Priced at £68.95 you can be assured of nights of restful sleep for less than the price of a single night in a budget hotel.
The "Tour de France" edition of Cycling Weekly featured a feature article by Stephen Colbert entitled "How i used Science to beat the heat".
When thousands of pounds are spent on aerodynamic cycles and windcheating clothing it is amazing that little is done to improve overheating at night and so recovery is hindered. Now with DermaTherapy Bedding Stephen has helped to rectify this imbalance and improve his recovery for the next day of training or competition.
"I'm more comfortable and my body temperature is lower"
"psychologically i need sleep to make sense of a hectic day. But from a sporting point of view it's also when my muscles recover and i've noticed that my riding has really improved".
Click here to see a copy of the article.
At the age of three Lewis became
a victim of the little known condition, night
terrors. His mum, Jo would find him sitting bolt
upright in bed with his eyes wide open in fear,
shouting garbled rubbish and pushing his hands
out in front of him as if to stop something or
someone coming close.
Despite his physical state,
he was in fact still fast asleep! Jo started
to sing lullabies and cuddle Lewis and eventually
after about 15 minutes the attack would subside.
In the morning Lewis had no recollection of the
attack but was very thirsty which may have been
a result of overheating in the night.
Two months later Lewis had
another attack followed by another two months
after that. Jo researched the symptoms and found
that it wasn’t a simple nightmare where
the sufferer can vividly remember the contents
of the dream. She discovered that the symptoms
fitted a condition known as night terrors, which
at that point she had never heard of, but when
she took Lewis to see her GP he confirmed her
diagnosis. He explained that although the attacks
were extremely distressing for all the family,
not just the sufferer, they were actually not
harmful to Lewis and that there wasn’t
a known treatment but he would eventually simply
grow out of them.
Lewis’s attacks became
more frequent and the after-affects more pronounced
with Lewis being tired the next day, which affected
both his schoolwork and his sporting activities.
The effect on the rest of the family was also
taking its toll. Jo, Toby and Lewis's 11-year-old
sister Jasmine were in a constant state of anxiety
when Lewis went to bed in case he suffered another
attack. It also affected Toby and Jo’s
social life, as they couldn’t risk getting
a babysitter in case he had an attack, so nights
out together became a thing of the past. It was
also too risky for Lewis to stay overnight with
friends and any event that involved sleeping
away, such as holidays or staying with family
became hugely problematic. Lewis’s night
terrors persisted for a number of years and instead
of growing out of them as predicted, they became
even more frequent. By the time he was 8 years
of age, Lewis was suffering night terrors on
six or seven consecutive nights, which meant
he was constantly drained of energy through lack
At this time Jo had started
working for Espere Healthcare Ltd, who are specialists
in bio functional clothing and bedding. Whilst
learning about the products, Jo discovered that
clinical trials had been done on the efficacy
of DermaTherapy sheets for patients who suffered
night sweats following strenuous exercise or
during the menopause. Because hot sweats were
one of the symptoms of night terrors, Jo took
samples of the sheets home to see if they would
Lewis had already suffered
6 consecutive attacks, but when Jo placed the
sheets on his bed, for the first night he slept
like a log! Incredibly, since using the sheets,
Lewis has never had another attack. However when
his cousin came over and he had to sleep in his
sister’s bed Lewis suffered his first attack
in over two years, but when he returned to his
bed the next evening he slept peacefully which
proved to Jo that it was the specialist bedding
that had made the difference.
Although little is known of
it, night terrors is a common disorder that affects
about 3% of the population, mainly children between
the ages of 3 and 12 years, but it can occur
at any age. The cause is still not known but
has been associated with stress, overtiredness
and in active children such as Lewis, strenuous
exercise can lead to a higher core temperature
causing them to overheat.
Now that the attacks have subsided
life has returned to normal. Jo and Toby can
go out for the evening knowing that the babysitter
won’t have to deal with the distressing
symptoms of an attack; Lewis sleeps soundly every
night and has become an active footballer, cricketer
and tennis player. As a junior footballer he
won a professional contract with Stevenage and
is now playing for Luton. When he went away for
a five-day training camp he took his pillowcase
with him and had no recurrence of the problem.
Had Jo not tried the simple
trick of changing Lewis’ bedding to the
DermaTherapy sheets, who knows what effect the
constant lack of sleep, the inability of Jo and
Toby to enjoy their evenings and Lewis being
unable to enjoy a simple sleepover would have
had on the family. Fortunately, Lewis now has
the opportunity of enjoying everything a boy
his age should. With the benefit of a good night’s
sleep, hopefully his parents will see his footballing
dreams rise and shine as well.
the Daily Mail article
It is estimated that 11% of
UK adults claim to be members of one of 6,000
health clubs in the UK with over 2.2 million
adults holding gym membership.
Whilst the objective of the
exercise is to improve overall fitness and feel
better, many exercise and workout enthusiasts
have suffered from night sweats that aren’t
attributed to health concerns. Fitness experts
say that this nocturnal perspiration can result
from the body’s need for a prolonged period
of temperature re-adjustment after a vigorous
That’s where DermaTherapy
Bedding can help, It is constructed with innovative
fabric technology that wicks moisture away from
the body and speeds evaporation, providing a
drier, smoother sleep surface that cools the
skin and improves the amount of uninterrupted
sleep. In studies involving people suffering
from night sweats, improvement in sleep patterns
was reported in as little as two weeks. DermaTherapy
Bedding’s uniquely structured fibres are
also very smooth and non-abrasive to the skin,
which increases the comfort factor during sleep.
And another feature important for people who
experience night sweats is that DermaTherapy
bedding has a wash-proof antimicrobial treatment
that helps maintain freshness and eliminates
odours on the fabrics caused by bacteria that
can be associated with perspiration.
DebRA Specialist Nurses within
St John’s Institute of Dermatology have
just completed an assessment of 14 patients with
EBP over a four week period during which they
slept on DermaTherapy bedding. At the beginning
and end of the study period patients were asked
to complete an evaluation sheet. The results,
published in a poster presentation at this month’s “Wounds
UK” meeting in Harrogate were encouraging. Click
here to view the full Press Release
The National Eczema Society,
responding to a question about the value of
buying bedding that's meant to ease eczema
symptoms, confirmed that overheating in bed
does aggravate this condition and that whilst
they do not endorse product, they had received
positive feedback about this (DermaTherapy)