Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I Just Want to Sleep!

It use to be that from 1-3pm everyday I would go to my bed, with my blankie and have the most delicious nap. Now I'll be lucky to get 1/2 hour nap without waking up. Forget a whole night's sleep! I fall asleep at 10pm and wake up at 3pm and that's about it for the evening. Then I toss and turn until it's time to wake Maren up at 5:40am.

Apparently not sleeping well is a side effect of menopause. I've been doing some internet googling about diet and sleep. Here's some foods that help you sleep: #1 natural sleep aid, bananas. (Also #1 cause of Teri's constipation) So I try to avoid them. Oatmeal, honey, warm milk, turkey. All these things help with the sleep. Actually I've been trying to eat Oatmeal with honey and warm milk before bed and it seems to be helping.

I'm kind of back to the hot flash thing though, which totally kills the sleep. An open window and understanding husband helps that. (If he's not understanding, throw him out the window. . .)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Yikes, I Thought I Was Over the Hysteria

I was under the erroneous impression that I was on the down hill slide of the whole menopause thing. Then suddenly the annoying hot flashes, and the somewhat uncontrollable hysteria is back. I'm sure the fact that the stock market has gone up and down and we are now living in a "new world" has nothing to do with it. On the upside I'm happily sitting in my new house, with the knowledge that I didn't lose my money in the stock market. No I spent it on my new house and taking a new saliva test, so I can legally beg my doctor for a new progesterone prescription. I would say I spent my money wisely, wouldn't you?