Hi L. Very true!!! I found that sleeping with the dilator in every night helped so much in the beginning. I would sleep with purple all night long and once I woke up and removed it, I could easily insert pink. I then began sleeping with pink and would wake up and be able to insert blue much easier as well. I also think that the transition to intercourse is much easier in the morning after dilating the night before because the dilating makes you that much more open. Great post!