Getting a good nights sleep is vital for being a nice person. Sleep allows our minds to settle, bodies to rest and replenish energy. Well, if you can get some.
Lately sleep has been evading me and I’ve found myself awake at three am sitting on the couch with the dog. Look, I’m not totally averse to sitting on my new couch, that’s right we took delivery of a new couch and the huz and I are still all loved up even after shopping for couches!
Back to the 3am thing. I’m wide awake, my mind isn’t buzzing, in fact I’m quite relaxed but it’s like someone flicked a light on in my head and shouted “WAKE UP!”
Have you ever had those nights where you drop off only to wake a couple of hours later? Please tell me I’m not alone.
Sure, it could be hormones. Heck, let’s be honest I could put money on sleep evading me being my menopause. Yeah that’s right, I’m only forty-five but in total menopause due to medication.
I’ve been pretty lucky over the three years I’ve been in menopause and haven’t had it too bad in the side effects department. Although having a hand-held fan in every handbag I own and in each car in the driveway might suggest that menopause has had its way with my body.
But, sleep and getting enough sleep has been something that’s been pretty good…until recently.
I sleep on a fabulous mattress (read about it here) and I’m doing all the things, no tech gadgets on the side table, no caffeine in the evening, no overheating blah blah blah.
I get to sleep, but I just can’t ‘stay’ asleep.
I need your help. Have you found yourself cleaning cupboards before the sun rises?
Do you lay in bed and just know that there’s no freakin way your eyelids will get heavy?
If you’ve been where I am how did you deal with it? Are you still there or did you get through it?
I’m eagerly awaiting your tips, and the dog is too. He would really like some sleep too.
Til next time,