If you take your sport seriously you need to read this!
of a second can mean the difference between first
and last place,
every aspect of an athlete’s lifestyle is put under scrutiny.
is an important part of training
recuperation from vigorous activities is critical in
maintaining an athlete’s peak performance. Along
with sound nutrition, it is during sleep that the body
releases powerful growth hormones which are responsible
for muscle repair and growth. Research shows that sleeping
better and longer leads to improvements in athletic performance,
including faster performance times, better endurance,
lower heart rate, and even improved mood and higher levels
of energy during a workout.
It is proven that during
a workout the body can typically get as hot as 40
degrees, causing the body to trigger its sweat mechanism
to dissipate the excess heat. For serious athletes,
especially those who work out towards the end of
the day, the sweating can persist until well after
A seriously ignored element of the training process
has always surprised us that athletes of all stature
invest in the most technically sophisticated high performance
moisture wicking fabric and equipment for use whilst
training and yet at the end of the day sleep on old fashioned
cotton bedding that their grandmothers slept on. Why
is this when most people spend about a third of their
Sports participants need bedding which can handle excess perspiration
which accompanies heightened metabolism, as well as providing a clean,
low friction support surface where abraded skin can heal.
- Performance bedding to aid performance
a new synthetic silk-like fabric that is designed to
be the core of an athlete’s sleep system. The unique
micro-fibres within DermaTherapy rapidly wick moisture
and heat away from the skin, keeping the body cooler
and maintaining optimal sleep conditions.
You may have been
warned about ‘over-training’ at some point
but it is ‘under-recovering’ that is as
equally important. Your body can actually handle a
significant amount of serious training if your nutrition
is on point and you get enough quality sleep.
Still not convinced? Please take a moment to check out
the other pages of this website relating to DermaTherapy’s
use in helping to treat Eczema, Acne, Pressure
Sores and Night
Sweats. You will then be able to read up on the clinical
trials and understand just why DermaTherapy is not simply ordinary bedding
but clinically proven bedding which carries a Class I Medical Device Status
and is FDA Approved in the United States.
by Athletes and Sports Coaches DermaTherapy bedding has been put through its
paces by a number of organisations and individual athletes.
Here is just a small sample of the comments that they have
made regarding this highly innovative product.
Cycles has been lucky enough to get its
hands on some ‘new to the cycling world’ kit
to help aid sleep after those hard training
sessions or during the hot summer nights.
If, like me, you suffer from high body temperatures during the night due to your
metabolism running riot after a training session or simply suffer from night
sweats/hot flushes, then you need to take a look at DermaTherapy. One swift phone
call to their office at around 12pm on a Friday and hey presto, a package of
sheets + 2 pillow cases arrived the very next morning! My wife and I proudly
became parents for the first time of February 2011 and I’d be the first
to admit, sleep has been thin on the ground!! This added to a pretty hectic lifestyle
in Motorsport alongside trying to pedal a bike around in some races, meant I
was really struggling with the recovery part.......sleep.
The idea behind the bedding is simple, to keep your body at a stable temperature
and wick away any moisture that may result from sweating. We as cyclists use
the word wicking on a weekly basis when discussing our team kit, winter riding
kit etc.....so why not use it on a bed? It was a no brainer for me, with the
fact that I was only going to be able to grab 4 to 5 hours sleep at night, I
needed it to be deep, recovering sleep.
I can honestly say, a week into sleeping on the sheet and pillow case, I’m
never going to be without it again!! It’s coming with me when I travel
too. A massive thank you to Gerard Gray (personal fitness coach) for mentioning
this product and an even bigger thank you to Jo at DermaTherapy for bringing
a bit of quality sleep into our lives again. click
here for full review
has been racing as an elite rider for 20+ years;
he has represented Great Britain on numerous
occasions and with a BSc in Sports Science he
is well qualified to comment:-
"I notice the difference more when I go away and
sleep in another bed in that the sheets are not
as comfortable and I tend to move more then as
opposed to in my own bed which supports the case
that the new sheets are now the norm. I cannot
give a figure on how much I prefer the sheets or
how much my performance has improved but can say
that I move less and fall asleep quicker which
may be due to other factors but I cannot remember
a time when it has taken me a while to drop off
When I received the package I was a bit doubtful
on the benefits of changing the pillow case but
I can definitely say that this is what I miss most
when I sleep away and to the extent that on my
last night away I took my own pillow and case.
In an age when elite sportsmen and women are looking
at `marginal gains’ to improve their performances
getting a good night’s sleep is paramount
especially when sleeping in hotels, dorms etc as
is usually the case at major competitions and having
your own sheets will help alleviate restless nights
and lost sleep prior to and between competitions."
Often overlooked are the sheets that you use.
It is similar to spending lots of money investing in
a pair of running shoes and then wearing a pair of
old cotton socks, making your feet sweat lots and not
getting the most out of your investment. You would
spend the money on the better socks because you can
see the benefit when you run, and the same can be said
of the sheets. Athletes can sweat a lot more than normal
people, and I am very prone to allergies, especially
during the summer months.
There is a company called DermaTherapy that
produce a range of specialist bedding, which
is designed to channel moisture away from
the skin by using the uniquely structured
microfibres. DermaTherapy is 37% smoother
than cotton sheets and feels a lot nicer
on your body than normal sheets.
A wonderful side effect of all this technology
is that the sheets will dry much quicker than normal
just like all your moisture wicking running tops
you own. I used the sheets during the summer when
very heavily from Hay Fever and they really helped
reduce the amount of irritation that I was suffering
with. The sheets are fantastic at controlling temperature
when you are sleeping, which can be a huge contributory
factor to not sleeping well, so well worth your investment. click
here for full review
in Running Free by Runner, Christine Fieldhouse in the Best Bedding Section
Many runners suffer from extreme
sweating at night. DermaTherapy bedding is made with
innovation fabric technology that wicks moisture
away from the body and speeds
evaporation. The sheets
and pillowcases were deliciously soft, luxurious
silky and I didn’t wake once because of
overheating, and they wash well too.
Nina Pitcairn – Triathlete
and competitor in the Tough Guy
I found myself waking up at night with night sweats,
which left me freezing
cold, so I tried some new specialist
bedding called DermaTherapy which worked
It’s soft and keeps my skin cool and dry.
NEW! – Take your DermaTherapy bedding wherever you go!
We heard from a "Race Across America" team that had taken our DermaTherapy sheets and sewn them up into a sleeping bag liner and that got us thinking. Several prototypes later we've brought out the ultimate in climate control for athletes who may either be away at training camp or preparing to compete.
The sleepsac combines a wide sleep space with an integrated pillow case. just tuck in the pillow, climb into the sac and sleep!
The SleepSac plus it's carry bag weigh less than 550 grammes so it's not going to add serious weight to your kit but could make a significant difference to your performance!