How to Get A Great Night’s Sleep

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In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated 50 to 70 million people in the United States have some type of sleeping disorder. Yet, sleep is so important for your well-being and truly influences every aspect of your life. Check out these tips for getting a better night’s sleep.

  1. Create a sleep schedule

When you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, your body becomes accustomed to that routine and doesn’t feel as tired or sluggish. This is harder to accomplish during trips or vacations, but sticking to a schedule as much as possible will help ease the transition back into your normal life.

  1. Make a nighttime ritual

A nighttime ritual serves as a signal to your body that sleep is coming. Some examples include dimming the lights, taking a relaxing bath or shower, reading or listening to music. However, avoid the use of electronics in bed because the light from the screen can make it more difficult to fall asleep.

  1. Exercise early in the day

While exercising is good for the body, doing so immediately before bed can cause your adrenaline levels to increase and keep you up at night. To prevent this from happening, ensure you end all exercises at least two hours prior to bedtime. Additionally, exercising in the morning provides added benefits such as boosting your metabolism and increasing focus for the day ahead.

  1. Place a pillow between your legs

A common issue that keeps people from falling asleep is stress in the back. One solution for this pain is placing a pillow between your legs. When you sleep on your side, you are naturally pulling your spine out of alignment with your upper leg. The pillow counteracts this by reducing the stress that is put on your body.

  1. Sleep with an incontinence bed pad

Sometimes the reason we cannot fall asleep is the stress of having an overnight accident, whether that is from your own urinary incontinence or a young child that is sleeping beside you. Rest peacefully knowing that your sheets and mattress are protected. Wearever provides reliable, reusable, and dependable incontinence bed pads.

  1. Nap early

If you are planning to nap during the day, make sure you do so at least six hours before you go to bed for the evening. If you nap too late in the day, there is a chance that your body will still be energized from your afternoon snooze, making it difficult to fall asleep at night.

  1. Place your pillow in a neutral position for your neck

Many people have difficulty sleeping due to neck pain and the inability to get comfortable in bed. This is often because their head is either too high or too low on their pillow. To prevent this, be sure to check that your pillow keeps your neck in a neutral position. This is when your head balances directly over your spine in a perfect line.

  1. Drink a cup of chamomile tea

Chamomile has always been thought of as a natural way to calm the body and assist in getting a restful night’s sleep. Experts say this herb relaxes muscles and the nervous system. Chamomile tea is very popular and can be found at most local grocery stores.

In addition to feeling more rested, getting enough sleep can boost your immune system, help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce stress – all of which are important to overall health.

Customer Review Of Our Smooth and Silky Seamless Incontinence Panties

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Urinary incontinence is extremely common in women after they give birth. However, worrying about an accident is the last thing that a new mom needs on her plate. Our panties provide comfort to mothers, so they can ditch the fear and get back to caring for their little ones!

Tiffany Frelo from RealTalkforRealWomen recently tried out our Smooth & Silky Seamless Full-Cut Incontinence Panties for the first time and shared her thoughts about the product on her blog:

“I really like these underwear. After having my daughter any cough, sneeze or laugh, and I pee my pants a little bit. These help to keep that moisture and don’t leave an odor. It’s like having a built-in panty liner. And they are smooth, silky and seamless. [They are] definitely something ever mommy needs in her underwear drawer.”

Thank you for sharing your opinion, Tiffany! We always appreciate hearing how our products can help people feel more comfortable and confident in all they do! To read her full blog post, click here.

Nocturnal Enuresis: It Doesn’t Have to Be Your Worst Nightmare

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Have you ever experienced the all-too-real dream where you desperately have to use the bathroom? If you are one of the lucky few that haven’t, then here is the gist of it: in this dream, you feel the urge to the use the bathroom. So naturally, you get up from whatever you are doing and search for the nearest toilet. Once located, you do the little dance while your wriggle out our jeans and take a seat. Since this dream is so vivid, your brain takes it as a cue and relaxes your bladder. Most often, this feeling jolts people awake in time for them to make a mad dash to the bathroom, but there are many who fall victim to the dream and wet the bed.

What is Nocturnal Enuresis?

Nocturnal Enuresis–better known as bedwetting–transpires when a person loses control of their bladder during the night. A lot of times, this is due to those vivid dreams, like the one stated above, but there are many other causes to Nocturnal Enuresis as well. One person in every 100 is affected by Nocturnal Enuresis. In several cases, Nocturnal Enuresis stems during childhood and can persist throughout adult life. Unfortunately, due to its embarrassing nature, many fail to seek help for this distressing problem. We are here to tell you that bedwetting doesn’t have to be your worst nightmare.  

Bedwetting is a more common occurrence than most believe it to be.

The most important thing to remember is that it happens to people of all ages. Bedwetting happens quite often in children since they have such small bladders and big dreams; it happens to teens who are riddled with stress from their many school activities and it’s common for adults and seniors for numerous reasons.

Common Causes

 

  • Night Terrors: Occurring in the deepest stages of a sleep, night terrors are a type of sleep disorder that causes a person to wake up in a state of panic. In many instances, the person is not fully awake and unaware of their surroundings when night terrors occur (and will have no recollection of it later). The American Academy of Sleep Medicine discovered that night terrors occur in 2.2% of adults and 6.5% of children. With your mind and body in distress, many times bedwetting will occur.

 

  • Stress and Anxiety: Many who are under a lot of stress or have anxiety issues tend to have poor sleeping habits. It is very hard for them to fall asleep and when they manage to, they succumb to a deeper sleep due to their body’s exhaustion. In deep sleep is where bedwetting can occur.   

 

  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI): UTI’s arise when there are bacteria in the urinary tract. UTI’s cause burning when urinating, pelvic pain, the constant sensation of having to use the bathroom even when your bladder is empty, and more. UTI’s can easily be treated with low-grade pain medication and antibiotics, but when they frequently occur in a person, they can cause long-term damage to the bladder. With a weakened bladder, Nocturnal Enuresis can frequently occur.

 

  • Incontinence: Incontinence is when a person loses control of their bladder due to weakened bladder muscles. Incontinence is very common in women who have experienced frequent UTI’s or have given birth and is also common in people over 50 years of age. Bedwetting is a common occurrence for those who have incontinence. In many circumstances, those who deal with this have bed pads for incontinence on hand to save their sheets multiple trips to the wash.

 

  • Caffeine: A very common culprit of bedwetting is caffeine consumption. For adults, the recommended amount of caffeine is usually 400 mg. When it’s a busy day and you’ve had little sleep, it is easy to fill up your mug repeatedly throughout the day.  Too much caffeine in one day can cause constant urination and irregular sleep patterns amongst many other things.

Wearever Products Can Help You Sleep Soundly

Nocturnal Enuresis causes many practical problems that can affect a person’s self-esteem and can lead to frustration and weariness.

At Wearever, we understand the challenges that are present in Nocturnal Enuresis and incontinence.

Our incontinence bed pads are a simple way to save yourself from having to get up in the middle of the night, wake up your partner, and change the sheets every time a Nocturnal Enuresis occurs. With our washable bed pads, have a quilted cloth on the top that provides customers with comfort and sufficient absorbency. We also specially make our incontinence bed pads with a waterproof liner for ultimate protection against heavy leaks.

We also provide effective incontinence briefs and incontinence panties that provide all day protection without the bulk.

Recipe Of The Month: Savory Salmon Cakes

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If weeknight dinners sneak up on you, here is a quick yet satisfying meal to add into your weekly dinner rotation. Ready in just 20 minutes, this dish is healthy, filing and free of irritants for those living with urinary incontinence.

Ingredients:

  • 14 ounces fresh skinless salmon fillets
  • 2 cups mash potatoes
  • ½ cup seasons dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 5-ounces package mixed spring greens
  • ½ of your favorite salad dressing

Directions:

  1. Rinse and dry salmon.
  2. Place in 2-quart square microwave-safe baking dish
  3. Microcook on high (100% power) for 2 ½ to 3 ½ minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Break in pieces.
  5. In bowl, combine salmon, potatoes, bread crumbs and dill.
  6. Form salmon mixture in eight 3 ½ inch cakes
  7. Light coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray
  8. Cook cakes over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side, until heated through and browned.
  9. Place salad greens on plates.
  10. Top with salmon-potato cakes.
  11. Serve with salad dressing.

Give this recipe a try tonight for a quick dinner option sure to please! The recipe was adapted from Midwest Living.

Top 10 Must-See Award Nominated Movies

moviesNovember through February is often referred to as “award show season” with the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Academy Awards, Golden Globes and other award shows taking place. It’s an exciting time for directors, actors and movie lovers alike to watch who wins big and add some great movies to your viewing list, too!

Check out these 10 movies that have won big during this year’s award show season:

  1. La La Land – Reminiscent of Old Hollywood films, it’s a twist on a modern tale of a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress.
  2. Moonlight – This powerful and moving story portrays what childhood and growing up is like as a young black man in Miami. This film won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
  3. Fences – Set in the 1950s, an African-American father once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players.
  4. Manchester by the Sea – After the death of his brother, a depressed man is asked to take care of his teenage nephew.
  5. Jackie – The famous First Lady experiences immense grief while attempting to console her children after her husband’s assassination.
  6. Lion – A young Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta and is eventually adopted by a couple in Australia; years later, he starts looking for his lost family.
  7. Florence Foster Jenkins – A New York heiress dreams of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
  8. Hidden Figures – The incredible true story of female African-American mathematicians who helped NASA launch the U.S. Space program.
  9. Zootopia – A rooky bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. This movie won Best Animated Feature Film at the Academy Awards and would be a great flick to watch with grandchildren!
  10. Arrival – A linguistics professor tries to interpret the language of apparent alien visitors as mankind teeters on the verge of global war.

With Wearever, you can watch movies in full without worrying about unwanted leaks or several trips to the bathroom with our incontinence panties and incontinence briefs. So, grab a warm blanket, some yummy snacks and get comfortable for a fun movie viewing this weekend!

Incontinence May Be Preventing People From Exercising

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Incontinence affects nearly 25 million adults in the U.S., almost 80% of those being females (Source). Contrary to being such a prevalent disorder, many people wait an average 6.5 years before consulting their condition with a doctor.

Incontinence can interfere with one’s ability to live a regular life, due to fear leakage accidents. In turn, this involuntary leakage may result in people becoming withdrawn from social activity as well as physical activity.

The Effect That Incontinence Has On Exercise

There is a time in everyone’s life when physical ability and stamina degrades noticeably as this is the effect of getting older. This is amplified when one has incontinence.

Studies reveal that urinary incontinence is preventing people from exercising, but this does not have to be the case (Source). The trick to regulating urinary incontinence is to manage its symptoms, as Science Daily reports, which is relatively simple to do. This would include doing exercises that suit the condition. Since urinary incontinence generally does negatively affect people’s lives, it’s important to make them aware that lack of exercise will only make the side effects worse.

Another study suggests that women who didn’t experience a decline in muscle strength over the three year study period were less likely to suffer from stress incontinence (Source). When the abdomen area experiences pressure, the likelihood of leaking is high, but diminishes over time with exercise. Women over the age of 70 have a reduced risk of incontinence if they simply maintain their grip strength and muscle mass as they get older (Source

Having incontinence is no reason to refrain from physical activity. Getting your heart pumping and blood flowing is a great way to boost metabolism, increase longevity, and reduce incontinence symptoms.

The side affects of aging are never enjoyable, but lacking physical activity due to incontinence will only make you age quicker. Did you know that partaking in just 30 minutes of physical activity per day will actually help manage and regulate incontinence issues?

Exercises To Help Manage Incontinence

Some great workouts that will keep you keep fit while managing your incontinence are:

  • Kegel exercises
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Squeeze and hold muscles for five seconds, repeat
  • Yoga
  • Pilates

Quality Incontinence Products From Wearever

At Wearever, we are doing our part to help those with incontinence live better lives. Our incontinence briefs, incontinence panties, and reusable bed pads provide the protection you need while you are working on managing your incontinence.

Feeling Secure and Fabulous – Incontinence Panties Review

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Incontinence doesn’t have to make you feel tied down or unable to live your life to the fullest. In fact, studies have shown it’s better to continue being active to help ease incontinence symptoms whether it’s long walks or gentle exercise.

Blogger Elisheva shared her thoughts on our Smooth and Silky Seamless Full-Cut Incontinence Panties and pointed out several of our favorite features in her review!

She shared, “These Women’s Smooth and Silky Seamless panties in beige are the perfect pair of panties to discreetly treat incontinence. They fit very well and the nude color matches pretty much anything. They are absorbent for when accidents occur and are easily washable.”

Thanks for sharing your honest opinion, Elisheva! You can read her full review here and check out other Wearever undergarment styles and colors here.

5 Moves to Help Your Body Stay Active

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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to be more active? Even just 20 minutes of walking each day can do the trick. Whether you prefer to exercise from the comfort of your home, your local gym or in a group class setting, we’ve got you covered with these top five routines that will help your body stay active and healthy.

  1. Chair Fitness

Chair fitness can help improve your balance by strengthening your core. Beginners will feel safe knowing the chair is there to support you if a quick break is needed. These low-impact moves will help tone your mid-section and arms. You can watch instructional videos on Chair Fitness online to learn more and get started.

  1. Water Aerobics

Water aerobics is another low-impact exercise that’s appropriate for all fitness levels. It is perfect for people who need to steer away from floor exercises due to fear of falling. The buoyancy of the water helps maintain balance and being in the water also reduces the pressure on joints, which can prevent injury as well.

  1. Yoga

Yoga is great for stretching the body. Stretching increases blood flow, improves posture and boosts immunity. And, it can help with stress relief, improve digestion and support connective tissue. Overall, yoga is a low-impact, well-rounded exercise that any fitness level can handle.

  1. Squats

Squats are simple and effective. A few of the many benefits are that they burn fat, improve circulation and increase flexibility. The toughest thing about doing a squat is ensuring you have good form. Just watch this video to learn how to do the perfect squat!

  1. Push-Ups

If you have a limited amount of time, push-ups are a quick way to get a full-body work out. They are the most challenging exercise on our list, but there are ways to modify them to suit any fitness level. Beginners can start with wall pushups or try them on your knees with a cushion or towel to prevent potential knee pain. This exercise helps build core strength while torching calories at the same time.

Whenever you try out these new exercises, be sure to wear a pair of our incontinence panties or incontinence briefs so you can stay active without worry all year long!

Wearever Incontinence Bed Pads Provide Reliable Protection

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For those who suffer from incontinence, going to bed and waking up to a soiled sheet and mattress can be a constant struggle. Since incontinence is involuntary and uncontrolled, leakage can happen at any time, even when you are asleep. Stress incontinence, the most prevalent type of incontinence, is experienced by an estimated 25 million adult women in America. It’s time to put the bedtime worries away with an innovative product designed for incontinence sufferers.

By placing these revolutionary reusable bed pads over your existing mattress, those who have incontinence don’t have to worry about waking up to a wet bed. These bed pads are designed to quickly soak up urine, preventing further leakage onto your mattress which can cause permanent stains.

You Can’t Put a Price Tag On Overnight Protection

Our durable and dependable incontinence bed pads are comfortable, affordable, and reusable. Fall asleep with reassurance knowing that even if an accident does happen, you can wake up dry and excited to start your day.

These highly absorbent bed pads instantly soak up urine through a unique three-layer design that locks in wetness. The three layer design is comprised of:

  • Quilted top layer
  • 8oz poly soaker to contain moisture
  • Moisture proof layer mad eof knitted vinyl fabric

Our incontinence bed pads also work for:

  • Baby cribs
  • Toddler beds
  • The couch

Use Incontinence Underwear As Well For Extra Protection

In addition to Wearever incontinence bed pads, our incontinence panties and incontinence briefs also provide reliable protection especially when used with bed pads.

 

 

The Effective Ways Seniors Can Treat Incontinence Issues

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There’s no shame in experiencing incontinence; it can happen to anyone. From the bubbly teenager who drank a little too much water, to the mom who had her first baby, to the elderly man whose bladder isn’t as strong as it used to be, incontinence isn’t as uncommon as you may think. 

If incontinence is a personal a struggle for you, there are plenty of treatment methods to consider

What to do First?

The best course of action would be to see a doctor. By making an appointment with your doctor, they will be able to determine if the incontinence that you are experiencing is stress incontinence, if you leak unexpectedly, or urge incontinence. Once the distinction is made, you can be set up on a proper treatment plan.

Find a Treatment Plan That Works For You

Depending on the severity of incontinence, you can choose from non-drug therapies and standard medications.

Some non-drug therapies include Kegel exercises, and bladder training–keeping a log of urination and accidents while increasing the time between using the bathroom.

Studies also show that cutting back on drinking alcoholic and caffeinated beverages can help lower incontinence rates. It may also help to get a sufficient amount of fiber in your daily diet and try to maintain a healthy diet (Source). For women with stress incontinence, a pessary can prove to be very helpful. A pessary devices shaped as a ring that you can insert to lift and support your bladder

Incontinence Medications

There are many medications that are approved for incontinence, mostly urge incontinence. With the guidance of your doctor, you can be prescribed Myrbetriq, Ditropan XL or its generic brand, Vesicare, and Detrol or the generic version as well (Source). Though these medications were specifically created for incontinence, they are not for everyone as there are many common side effects (constipation, drowsiness, dry mouth, blurry vision and dizziness).

Many of these side effects have led to patients discontinuing the use of them. If these medications aren’t for you, you also have the option to get Botox injected into your bladder to help tighten the muscles, but please advise your doctor first before making any decisions.

Natural Incontinence Remedies

For more natural remedies, try taking magnesium supplements or Vitamin D.

  • Magnesium is a mineral known for its assistance with nerve and muscle function. A small study revealed that more than half of the women who took magnesium hydroxide pills twice a day had improvements with their incontinence problems.
  • Vitamin D has also proved to be a useful supplement for incontinence. Another study showed that women between the ages of 20 and older who had normal vitamin D levels were less likely to have an incontinence disorder

Electrical Stimulation To Treat Incontinence

Electrical stimulation is another treatment for incontinence patients. During this process, mild electric shocks are directed into the lower back or the pelvic area. This stimulation can strengthen the muscles that are involved in urination. Electrical stimulation has proven to be helpful for both urge and stress incontinence (Source).

Incontinence Supplies “Wearever” You Need Them

While you are searching for the perfect treatment that will help with your incontinence, we have you covered. At Wearever, we supply quality incontinence products for both men and women. Our incontinence briefs and incontinence panties that are easily affordable, durable, and discrete. 

Stop worrying about accidents while you sleep and check out our incontinence bed pads as well!