PhotobucketOh my Peeps! How I love sleep. If sleep could be a hobby, it would be mine.
I love everything about it. The preparation...the hot bubble bath, shaving my legs, clean and crisp sheets, a fan, a noise machine, the perfect pillow (s) stacked just so, fun pajamas, etc.

I love the feeling of sleepiness. The drowsy, relaxed feeling just before you nod off...

Well, Peeps, it is GONE. SEVERED from my life by a cruel and evil monster. Menopause.

At one point in my life, I could drop off to sleep in 6.4 seconds anytime, anywhere.

No. More. Sleep.

In the beginning, I was rudely awakened by flashing also known as Hot Flashes where you are totally soaked to the skin in an instant. Miserable. Change clothes. Change sheets. Still can't sleep.

That finally passed, but the sleeplessness has remained.

I have done so many things to try to find a remedy. It is not to be had. Sleep and I have parted ways.

So, my message to you is SLEEP NOW. SLEEP AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY. Someday you, too, will be a Mimi and face the evil monster.


THE ROOST said...

I am honored for the award and I am going to bed to dream of the "perks" from receiving it! Ha Hope you get some shut eye soon.....:)

RR Mama said...

I think I am already there all thought my OBGYN assures me I am not!

Fuschia said...

The irony of this is that Mama's get NO sleep! Somebody's got some 'splainin' to do!!

Robin said...

I am there too..It is a evil monster but gets better with hormone treatments..

Heather said...

Do you think it's possible to hit menopause before you're 30?!?!? I am having the same problems! I hope your's get better, because I know it is miserable.

We are THAT Family said...

I can't imagine what it will be like for me because I'm already a terrible sleeper. Oh, I love the prep work too, but it's the falling and staying that is hard.

I feel your pain!

Tammy said...

Here's another tip: when you are at the beach with your mother, as I am, sleep in another room from the menopausal woman. Covers on, covers off. Fan off, fan on.

Sheesh. I need some sleep now! Not until Saturday night.

BTW, I too gave you the award on my site, only to find out you already had it. Oh well. It's the thought that counts.

Alicia said...

I am patiently waiting my turn for this thing called menopause.

Pattik said...

PeepOne here.You know it is bad
when we had our thermostat in our
condo on 65 degrees ALL the time!
Two menopausal women, at least
we were on the same temp level!

Rebeckah said...

Did you ever try Simply Sleep by Tylenol? Or melatonin?

Becky said...

Oh, so sorry!
I get closer every day!!