OK, so I mentioned in a recent blog post about getting a little more personal and wanting to inspire in my posts. If you read my post Love Letters to My Girls, you know what I am talking about.
It’s Getting Hot in Here #hotflashes
Maybe the universe heard me say perspire instead of inspire for dang….this
girl woman in her prime, is suddenly waking up almost every night with Hot Flashes! Um, I recently turned 40, and ya know, as a woman that isn’t an easy number to hit, and to suddenly have these ridiculous hot flashes??? What the hell? I wake up freezing and sweaty…it’s gross!
So having this happen I decided to
do some research Google “hot flashes” and see what the research says. Research is not personable, so to stick to my word of being more transparent on my blog and for the simple fact that it is 5 am and my clothes are damp from the latest hot flash, I am cutting and pasting the following “research”.
Hot flashes are sudden feelings of warmth, which are usually most intense over the face, neck and chest. Your skin may redden, just as if you were blushing. Hot flashes can also cause profuse sweating and may leave you chilled.
Although other hormonal conditions can cause them, hot flashes most commonly are due to menopause — the time of life when a woman’s menstrual periods stop.
Depending on the person, hot flashes may occur a few times a week or several times a day. Hot flashes that occur at night can interrupt your sleep. If your hot flashes become particularly bothersome, a variety of treatments are available.
First of all, that word menopause is the longest 4 letter word EVER! And I am waayyyyy too young for menopause! Right???
This is all pretty new to me. So I am going to monitor my hot flashes, see if it has to do with my menstrual cycle or maybe diet. I am then going to make an appointment to see my gynecologist to see if there is something I need to take or do for myself to make this “condition” better.
Waking up sweaty and freezing is not only disrupting this 40 year old’s much needed beauty sleep, but it’s gross.
OK, so tell me…do you have hot flashes? You young friends…consider this “research” and you men that may read this – you too can have hot flashes….
Once I see my doctor and do some more Googling, I will do another post with an update. But I more than anything just want to hear from you all that I am not alone. Even if you are going to tell me your mother or grandmother has hot flashes too. LoL