"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, November 02, 2006

HOT news FLASH


When a person retires to bed for the night, it's a nice thought that you might get at least 7 to 8 hours of peaceful rest, RIGHT?? There was a time I could jump out of bed perhaps 5-6 times a night to check on Nathan ... and fall back to sleep. Now with the change of life quickly or perhaps slowly approaching, the 3 - 4 times I do get up at night bring on a hot flash and thirty minutes of tossing and turning. I'm not liking this one bit! Oh, what I'd give to have a whole night of uninterrupted sleep :) With the change of time I'm now heading to bed at 8:45 dead tired. Hopefully, my internal clock will begin to adjust AND SOON! I'm beginning to feel like a bear; grouchy, growling, and looking for a den to sleep away the winter. I'd even settle for just ONE NIGHT of sleep. I need stronger coffee!

10 comments:

Birmingham Girl said...

Oy ~ I went through that. That was the only thing that bothered me at the time ~lack of sleep. I remember taking tylenol p.m's to get a little sleep. Now I could sleep around the clock!! It's those passages or changes of ages we go through!

dawnaj1958 said...

Benedryl. And lose the curlers. And if you make a strong cup of coffee I'll be right over. Up at 4:30 every day here and never get enough sleep. Back issues and menopause are really challenging my cheerful nature. I hear you...

Mrs. Mac said...

where did you go dear blog?

Jada's Gigi said...

Well I'm still speeping pretty good...maybe I'm not quite there yet though the hot flashes do come upon me now and then and force me awake...nice to have your blog back..:)

Maggie Ann said...

Oh my..you have my empathy...the 'change' is not wanted ...by anyone. I have had trouble falling asleep at night since I turned 40. I still get flushed occasionally but not like I used too. Oh, how I hated that...but it is easing up wonderfully...hope yours does too and soon.

Anonymous said...

What? That is awful. I feel like I can never r e s t lately. Of course, here it is almost midnight and I'm still up. But, with young kids I was a walking zombie for a few years. And now I just realized that it hits you LATER??

WHy is it SO hard to be female?

Tonya said...

Lack of sleep is the worst. I hated that about the baby stages of life. I was lucky that Grace pretty much went to sleep quickly after waking and slept almost all night from about 7 weeks. (minus the sick nights!)

Mrs. Darling said...

I was having a few sleep issues a week or so ago but it appears they have worked themselves out. I have returned to conking into bed at 10 pm and sleeping soundly until 6.
Hoep you start feeling less sleepy. Menopause seems to take forever to leave! I feel like it's been overstaying it's alotted time in my life!

Deb said...

I hear you --I have to get up and completely change my bedclothes in the middle of the night --at least once --due to drenching sweat from hot flashes! ugh! ...not to mention the accompanying mood swings!....

Terry said...

Dear Mrs. Mac...
It is SO hard for me to imagine that you could be grocuhy!
ESPECIALLY as grouchy as a BEAR.. Love Terry