Menopause, Night Sweats

Haralee! Cool Garments for Hot Women (and a Giveaway)

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A post by Haralee Weintraub, creator of Sleepwear: Cool Garments for Hot Women:

When my doctor asked how many night sweats I had a night, I laughed.

Count them instead of sheep?

I had to reply too many to count!

At age 48 I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, estrogen positive. What that means is estrogen was fueling my cancer, and I had to stop producing estrogen.

The chemotherapy and various injections put me into menopause almost overnight. I went from some one who was always cold to a dripping sweating mess.

I was familiar with wicking clothes from the slopes and trails but could not find anything soft and wicking for sleep.

I took out my 1968 sewing machine I bought with babysitting money years ago and cut up some old bike shorts and fashioned a nightgown.

Thankfully there are no pictures of this first prototype, but it worked. I did not wake up cold, wet or freezing!

I spent the next 2 years sourcing fabric, sewers, and pattern makers to launch my on line company, Haralee.Com Sleepwear.

We launched our line on a local TV show and at a booth at the Race for the Cure.

I use friends as models who are either cancer survivors or have been touched by cancer. I am very lucky to have friends and their daughters brave enough to model pajamas and nighties!

Group shot of 4 models

Barbara is beautifully modeling Holly. Holly was designed for the woman who does not want to pull a top over her head.


We do not use lace so the wicking properties are not reduced.

We do not use buttons or doo-dads for the comfort of belly sleepers.

We use vibrant colors, and flattering styles so our customers just look hot. We make ‘Cool Garments for Hot Women!’

Our pajamas are perfect for travel. They are lightweight, dry quickly, afford a level of modesty for room service or visiting friends, feel wonderful and of course help you stay dry and get a better night sleep.

Never in a million years did I think a cancer diagnosis would lead to becoming a menopausal entrepreneur.

We have helped thousands of women get a better night sleep. Because cancer made such a profound impact on my life we give a percentage of every sale to breast cancer research.

View our line here. For Friend for the Ride readers, enjoy 15% off your purchase with promo code: Ride

Giveaway: Haralee is offering one lucky winner  a pair of pajamas or a nightgown or a set of pillowcases from their line! To enter, please leave a comment  by March 15 saying you’d like to win. US and Canada only. Thanks!

Haralee’s Blog: You can check out Haralee’s blog here!

Haralee Weintraub spent 25 years working for Fortune 500 and 100 companies in sales, marketing, training and management.

Haralee Head shot from Mariane
In 2004, after her invasive breast cancer diagnosis, she looked closely at her career path and chose to become an entrepreneur. Now as the CEO of Haralee. Com Sleepwear she is involved in every aspect of the business. Haralee.Com makes ‘Cool Garments for Hot Women’. It is a company with a lot of heart and a lot of soul and a bit too much sweat! There are many people behind the scenes that make a company run. Haralee thinks she has the greatest people supporting her company. Here are some of the people that are the backbone of Haralee.Com.
Menopause, Night Sweats

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.