Granny really did know best as scientist have proved a hot water bottle on the tummy can ease period pain. University College London scientists discovered heat treatment works by blocking pain messages to the brain.
Presenting his findings to the Physiological Society’s annual conference, Dr Brian King said: The pain of colic, cystitis and menstrual period pain is caused by a temporary reduction in blood flow to organs, causing local tissue damage and activating pain receptors. The heat doesn’t just provide comfort and have a placebo effect it actually deactivates the pain at a molecular level in much the same way as pharmaceutical painkillers work. We have discovered how this molecular process works.
Menstrual pain is one of the most common gynaecological complaints in women of reproductive age. More than 80 per cent of British women are thought to suffer from period pains. Research found that 20 per cent of young women said their monthly pains cause trouble in their relationships, while one in three is left feeling depressed.
A hot water bottle has many uses, don’t put it off and road test your own hot water bottle. There are so many to choose from, traditional rubber hot water bottles to the latest technology latex allergy free hot water bottles. There’s even a mini hot water bottle to take with you on the move and at the other end of the scale take a look at the giant hot water bottles.
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Giant Hot Water Bottle
OK, so what’s so special about a giant, is big really better?
Well that depends, if you’re on the move in the car or at work perhaps you don’t want a giant sitting on your lap (we have mini ones for that) but on the sofa or in bed that’s another thing altogether.
Here’s when a giant hot water bottle comes into it’s own. Forget cold chilly nights or days, this have an impressive heating area, heavy weight and ribbed both sides to gently defuse heat.
Want to carry it around, no problem, it’s got a very handy handle.
Want a choice of colour, again, no problem.
Want a cover on it, you guessed, no problem, they come with or without a cover, you choose just how you want to use your giant hot water bottle.
Finally a decent sized hot water bottle for you really need one, it’s more than capable for any occasion.
Stay warm as toast this winter and join the land of the giants.
So you may think the headline is crazy having looked in the local supermarket only to see the same old hot water bottles. But, and there is always a but, with online shopping things have changed a great deal. Take a look at Love Hot Water Bottles and you’ll see exactly what has happened, the old hot water bottle has evolved! Now colours are matched to bedroom decor and latest trends in fashions are appearing on hot water bottle covers.
New Hot Water Bottle
Choice has never been better with more and more colours, styles, types and sizes coming into the market each season.
The traditional rubber hot water bottle will always be around in good old fashioned blue and red colours. On top of this newer colours on rubber have arrived with soft pastels and rich deep purple making bold statements. PVC hot water bottles have the advantage of being either transparent or just about any shade or texture desired. With transparent you can see exactly how much water is inside and some even have very clever fish (not real ones!) that change colour when the temperature is right. PVC is ideal to make all sorts of colours and textures, even heart or football shapes.
Then there are the hotties, microwaveable hot water bottles. Now very popular and the choice is even bigger with animal ones proving to be the favourite with kids. Of course these don’t replace traditional hot water bottles but give more options, it’s not always handy to carry a bottle around so microwave hot water bottles are ideal.
Want something for the kids, the choice has never been better. So many fun cuddly toy warmers that just keep changing every season. For this year see our kids hot water bottles.