Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sweaty sleep less nights

Since the early 1990's I have been plagued with the night sweats. If you are a woman over 45, you are probably at least aware of this phenomenon. Over time we all have developed our own coping methods that do not include separate bedrooms or sleeping in the freezer.

Common strategies I've used:
  • the two-handed pillow flip
  • the one-legged comforter toss
  • the not-so-personal, personal cooling fan (Honey, do you really NEED that noisy thing going all night?"
  • bedside ice water stains
  • sleeping in the nude (which can end up with a hotter bed than you started with)
I'd love to hear from you if you have your own suggestions for cooling off at night. There are thousands of "power surging" women out there.

1 comment:

Tricia said...

Great to hear from you! Love your comments and you have a wonderful way with words! Will be reading and commenting with pleasure. Another activity in the "swing'in sixties" - nursing hubby back to health after back surgry! Yikes! More on that later - we are home from the hospital 2 days ago!