Guest Post: A Cool-jams Giveaway!



A guest post from Cool-jams creator Anita Mahaffey:

My night sweats first arrived with an undiagnosed thyroid condition in my late 40’s.

Then, when menopause hit 10 years later and I was out of control. I was desperate to find a solution for these pesky night sweats that were keeping me awake at night. I would toss and turn steaming hot one minute and then 20 minutes later feeling cold, clammy and drenched with sweat in my cotton nightgown.

Luckily I was working in the apparel industry and had ready access to 100’s of different fabrics and testing labs. After much trial and error, I finally discovered our Cool-jams moisture wicking smart fabric.

When we got the first test results which showed superior absorbency and an incredibly fast dry time, I made myself a pair of pajamas using this new fabric.  After one night of cool, dry, comfortable sleep, I knew I had a winner!

This was the start of Cool-jams. The fabric felt like super soft cotton, but was so much more effective at managing night sweats than any other fabric we had tested.

This innovative new micro fiber fabric absorbs moisture faster than cotton, poly or other microfiber fabrics.

Additionally the second part of the equation was quick drying. Cotton does a fairly decent job at absorbing, but does not dry quickly. The beauty of our Cool-jams fabric is that it does both.

Not only does it absorb moisture rapidly, it also draws the moisture away from the body to the outside of the fabric and dries rapidly. In fact it dries 3-4 times faster than any fabric tested.

You guessed it…we now have the world’s most innovative and effective night sweat pajama. The pajamas actually help to regulate the body temperature so you never are too hot or too cold, always just right. As an added bonus our sleepwear fabric contains a natural antibacterial treatment so the garments always stay fresh and odor free.

Seven years later, Cool-jams is featured in national women’s magazines, on TV shows like “The Doctors,” and is top-rated with thousands of glowing reviews. Since 2007 we have grown our line to include bedding, travel sleepwear and wicking panties which we supply to thousands of customers around the world.

A customer recently asked if fairies weave magic into our Cool-jams fabric because it works so well! I had to laugh because there is no magic at all, just solid research, technical know-how and craftsmanship

In an effort to give back, Cool-jams donates a percentage of its profits to women and child centered charities. Our customers feel good about their purchases because they know that a part of every purchase goes back to help others in need.

Giveaway:  Simply post a comment on Friend for the Ride saying you’d like to win. Winner will get to select a nightgown or pajamas from . Contest ends on January 16.

If you  would like a second chance to win a free pj, robe or nightgown, please feel free to enter the Cool-jams weekly giveaway located at the bottom of the homepage . 

Special Promo: Even if you don’t win this contest, we would like to offer you a special promo code for 15% off any of our nightgowns or pajamas. Use promo code CoolFriend at checkout to receive the discount.

Visit to see its full line of quality guaranteed moisture-wicking sleepwear and cooling bedding, from cami-strap nightgowns, to boxer pajama sets, bathrobes, pillows, cooling sheets and more.


Anita Mahaffey, Cool-jams founder, is a 54- year- old mother, wife, and business owner. She started her career in corporate marketing, but after the birth of her second child she began her first stint as a business owner. Cool-jams, her most recent business, is an online sleepwear company specializing in sleepwear and bedding to help combat night sweats and temperature regulation issues. Cool-jams was founded in 2007 and now ships its products to over 150 countries around the world.

In her spare time, Anita loves to hike, ski, practice yoga and pilates and enjoys volunteer work with a variety of organizations. She also researches and writes health related articles and enjoys motivational speaking.


38 responses »

  1. Hi Marcie,
    I’m glad you like our wicking robe. This is a great robe for travel because it’s lightweight and quick drying, but also super for those folks with hot flashes…never too hot or too cold. Hope you have a chance to enter ouru other contest too!
    All the best,

  2. Night sweats are so annoying! I would love to win the gathered tank nightgown. To think that I use to always be so cold went I went to bed and now I wear summer weight nightgowns all year long.

  3. What great fun! My night sweats started as ‘burning sheets’ – I kept having to move to get away from the burning hot spots on the bed. I was actually relieved when I would finally break out in a sweat and could mop the puddle off my chest, change jams, then crawl back in bed. I don’t have full-blown night sweats much anymore but I do toss and turn pushing the covers off, pulling them on, over and over and over all night. The idea that a pair of pajamas could help alleviate this is heavenly. I’m actually considering the sheets, too. So, yes… I would love to win a pair of Cool-jams! Thanks to you, Anita, and to you, Barbara, for bringing this fun giveaway to us!

    • Hi Rena,
      We have lots of great wicking nightgowns to choose from. Be sure to enter our weekly pj giveaway as well for another chance to win. I know you’ll love the cool, dry comfort of Cool-jams Sleep products! Good luck

  4. I would love to win. I’m 51 and just starting with symptoms. I hate waking up throughout the night in a wet spot & having to change the sheets almost daily.

    • You sound like you could really use the Cool-jams. You might also look at our bedding products because they work great at helping to regulate the body temperature. Hope you win either our weekly contest or this giveaway on Friend for The Ride! All the best,

  5. I think the gathere tank nightie would help with my night sweats. I live in a southern state (it’s warm right now!) and as I age I am needing a product just like this to “keep my cool”

    • A cool night is coming your way hopefully! I hope you win, but even if you don’t , you should take advantage of our readers discount with promo code CoolFriend for a 15% discount!

      Best regards,

  6. I would love to win. No more flannel for me. I’m in “surgical menopause” and not sure the meds are helping because I am running quite warm. I need to gather a whole new collection of jammies, robes, and sheets because this Oregonian in not even cold anymore (and it’s below 30 and I’m sleeping with the window cracked)!

  7. Hi Leslie,
    Isn’t it amazing how the body changes after menopause. I used to always be cold and my hubble was always hot. Now we have totally switched. I wonder if we will ever be in synch again:)?? Good luck…hope you win.

    All the best….Anita

    • Hi Donna,
      Our jammies are the coolest pjs you’ll find on the planet. A great night’s sleep is within your reach. Be sure to stop by to use our promo code before it expires. Good luck with the contest.
      All the best.

  8. I would LOVE to win a pair of your pj’s. ANYTHING to help deal with those night sweats. I might even wear em in the daytime to deal with hot flashes……

    • Boy can I relate. Night sweats are annoying and uncomfortable…..thus the reason I developed Cool-jams:) I hope you win too because I know you won’t be disappointed.
      Best regards,

    • Hi Rosemary,
      Please visit to enter our weekly pj giveaway as well. That will give you two chances to win one of our fabulous pj sets or nightgowns. Good luck to you .
      Kind regards

  9. The nightgown is so cute and looks cool and comfy! I am thru menopause now at 51 but the middle of the night flashing still continues!

  10. The nightgown shown above is one of our most popular styles… we all want to feel sexy sometimes even after menopause:) Unfortunately the night sweats and hot flashes can go on for years…thank goodness for Cool-jams! You still have a chance to win. The contest is almost over.
    All the best,

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