Menopause Insomnia? Sleep Pretty in Pink!

You’d be surprised how many men read our blog. Some seriously want to understand what’s happening with their wives, some are just curious, and some actually have help to offer.

When Doug Pick contacted me after reading our blogs on menopause and insomnia, he wanted to introduce menopausal goddesses to his "For Women Only" earplugs and sleep mask. "Hey," I wrote back to him. "I’ve been using your earplugs for years."

I consider myself somewhat of an earplug aficionado. Bizarre but true. I’ve tried them all over the years! And the Sleep Pretty In Pink plugs are quite simply the best! I can’t stand those waxy ones or the ones that are shaped like a beige cylinder (hello, ear canals get smaller as you go in – they’re not the same size as the opening. So a cylinder shape doesn’t fit, no matter how much you try to squish it down or force it in.) And the decibel reduction has to be over 30 or you might as well put cotton balls in your ears.

Doug had a new product I’d never heard of: Sleep Pretty in Pink gelcaps. Basically, they contain l-tryptophan, the natural ingredient that is purported to make you drowsy when you eat turkey. I know, some say that whole premise is hogwash and the full Thanksgiving stomach is what really makes you sleepy while l-tryptophan has no real effect, but I like to check things out for myself. On myself. Which is the only way to find out what works for each individual.

I’ve not had insomnia for awhile, knock on anything handy. But I knew we’d be going to France and any time zone changes completely disrupt my sleep patterns. I’d be able to perform an acid test on Sleep Pretty in Pink gelcaps.

All I can say is: amazing! I found myself wide awake at midnight Paris time, but dutifully put on my nightgown, sleep mask, and pink earplugs after popping 2 gelcaps. I lay down and woke up refreshed the next morning at 730 am. No residual grogginess (someday I’ll tell you my story of taking melatonin on an earlier trip to Europe. Suffice it to say, GROGGY was the name of my game.) I repeated my pink scenario the next several nights until my body adjusted completely.

I generally don’t need the gelcaps at home, but they are a mainstay of my travel kit. I have to pack a few extras for my husband who, jealous of my ease in sleeping, finally tried them for himself. He was understandably wary after the melatonin debacle, but is now a true believer.

Doug was kind enough to send us some samples, so for the first 10 menopausal goddesses who contact me (click on the Contact Us button at the top) with their address, I’ll send out a package of 30 gelcaps with a set of Sleep Pretty in Pink earplugs. For the next 10 goddesses, I’ll send out 4 pair of Sleep Pretty in Pink ear plugs.

And let us know how they work for you. This is how we get our real information about remedies and helps for menopause and midlife: from one another. You have probably noticed that we do not have ads on this website. We don’t take money from advertisers because we want to recommend only those things that we have actually tried and found helpful.

I’ve included a link below to the website for those who’d like to purchase the pink sleep products. Or you can visit your local Walgreens, Rite Aid, Longs Drug, Wal-Mart, Raleys, or Target. And there are online saving coupons for the gelcaps (Walgreens, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart and Longs Drugs) and the sleep mask (Wal-Mart only). Pink Dreams!

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7 Responses to Menopause Insomnia? Sleep Pretty in Pink!

  1. Rae Young September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Girlfriend, you are too koolllll…. finding and sharing all this information with us. I luv the cute ear plugs and will use them as our business is very loud sometimes and I need to lower the decimals, but I have to smile to myself when it comes to sleeping with them. My love is almost profoundly deaf and uses hearing aids, I on the other hand am almost profoundly blind. (its no wonder we fell in love, the deaf and the blind, together we are awesome!!!!) Anyway, one of us have to be able to hear the tusnami warning sirens if they ever go off.

    So, I will continue to sleep un aided and wake up at every little noise that comes by. Aloha Rae

  2. Nardeeisms September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    This may well be worth investigating. I havent' slept soundly since my son came home from the hospital over 9 years ago. This just may be the solution – Thanks – Nards

  3. Maureen Senn September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Oh, this sounds wonderful. It is the weekend in Tahoe and I was awakened at 3 am by the "party house" up the street. They were out on the deck justing talking and laughing until 4 am. I seriously considered going over there at 7 am and blowing the canned horn we have for the boat. I remained calm and sensible, but tonight I will call the management company if it continues!

  4. Krissy September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    hi i'm 23, a fulltime student, 2 partime jobs, 2 kids. ugh. i usually take pretty in pink on sundays and thursdays since those are the days of the week when my schedule has completely warn me out. they're wonderfull! i fall asleep without worrying about everything i have to do tomorrow and i wake up in time to get my daughter to the busstop-not groggy. it makes me feel like i've had a full week of sleeping for 8 hours each night! i was just researching all the ingredients and found this page, wanted to share my story 🙂

  5. Rachel Staycheff September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Hi, I’m 28 and have been having problems sleeping through the night for years now. I have tried every type of over the counter and natural sleep-aid possible… most don’t keep me asleep through the entire night, others leave me feeling hung over. Pretty in Pink is the first thing that does what I need! I hope I can continue to find it available, the WalGreens where I bought it did not have any in-stock when I went there to get more, and WalMart doesn’t either! This is a true find! Thanks for sharing!

  6. lynette Sheppard September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Hi Rachel,

    I sure know what you mean – it’s the only thing that’s worked for me, although I don’t need them all the time. I wrote to the head of Sleep in Pink and found out that he no longer offers it as a product line. That’ s the bad news (apparently it didn’t catch on quite enough or quickly). The good news is that it is still available from Also, the active ingredient is l tryptophan which is available from many vitamin/supplement retailers. I haven’t tried any others yet, but I likely will.

    Thanks for writing – here’s wishing you sound sleep.

    All my best,



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