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Tips for a better night's sleep for perimenopausal women

Once upon a time I could go to bed and fall asleep within about 30 seconds of my head hitting the pillow. I could sleep a blissful eight or nine hours a night. Pre-children, I could sleep well into the afternoon. Those were the days. Fast-forward to my late 40s, and sleep was harder to find than 10 minutes to myself without a child or client or husband hollering in my ear. Now as a 50-something, if I get three hours of uninterrupted sleep, I feel like a winner of the sleep wars. Try ambien, friends would say. You need some melatonin. Lunesta. Magnesium. Pot. Everyone has a suggestion of what works. Here's the thing, I don't like to take medication....

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Night sweats lead to sleepwear for hot flashes

Today is the 1-year-anniversary of an idea to create sleepwear for women suffering from night sweats. It's also the day we're taking pre-orders for pajamas that we've been designing and perfecting over the last 365 days. Welcome to CoolRevolution, Sleepwear with Life's Changes in Mind.  This has been a personal journey. On March 12, 2018, I woke up after a frustrating night's sleep that was interrupted by chills, sweating and my husband's snoring. I did what most women would do, I complained in a text message to my best friends. 

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