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. . .)


Kristine said...

Thank you for listing the foods that helps with sleep - I've had some trouble lately as well. I went to bed at 10:00 last night and woke up at 12:00, 3:00 and 5:00I finally gave up and got up at 6:45.. it was miserable. I'll keep you're other tip in mind regarding tossing a husband out the window - I might just do that anyway if he's being a pain. :)

carolyn said...


Is that what is going on with my sleep patterns. Its driving me crazy!! I've actually driven my husband to sleep in another bed so he can actually get a decent nights sleep. Sad to say but true. Hum-bug to menopause!!

Carolyn Haas

Kay said...

I'm still in South Carolina with my daughter and her five children, including new twin boys. Let me know if Ryan announces anything today in church. I'm curious as to what he says. If not, we need to talk! :)