Wednesday, April 15, 2009

For the love of God...

...what is up with the night sweats?!?

3:23am - I'm awoken by my dad's whining dog (I'm dog-sitting), a full bladder and a grumbling belly. I check my phone - is it time to get up already? No. My t-shirt is stuck to my chest. My hair is wet. Beads of sweat drip down my obliques as I rise to take her outside.

3:25-ish - Pee a freakin' fountain. Peel off the wet layer and replace.

moments later - Welcome the blast of cool air as I open the front door to walk the dog. The hair that is matted to the back of my head begins to dry in the breeze...and gives me chills.

3:34am - Scarf down a banana with peanut butter, noting the time on the clock in the kitchen. I brush my teeth and stumble back to my room.

3:42am - Lie back down on damp sheets. Gross. But I'm able to fall back asleep. It's the fourth night in a row for this.

4 comments:

Kim said...

A - do we live parallel night time lives? I wake up around 2am sweating, get out of bed, change my shirt and eat something. Stumble back to bed. I HATE night sweats!

IronMatron said...

Does it have to do with working out so much? Because I GET THEM TOO! I thought it was b/c I am get close to 40... ? I wake up totally drenched. It's disgusting--sheets wet too. I go through like two dozen t-shirts and 1/2 dozen sets of sheets a week. And for the last few weeks I have woken up needing to be like a racehorse and EAT too!
Very strange.

Sorry I didn't introduce myself. I'm mary. We have a bit in common--specifically recent crises.

Chloe said...

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who has those!!! Man! At least you got up - I usually just move to the other side of the bed and crash again! But I'm only freaking 28!!!

Judi said...

mine started at around 33.