Heather’s Blog

Twenty-fourth Blog Entry

Aug 31, 2012

Looking Back and Forging Ahead—Well Rested

It’s amazing the transformation I’ve gone through in the past three weeks in regards to sleep. When Estroven contacted me I was frustrated, drug out, exhausted, crabby and dreaded going to bed. Bedtime meant itchy crawly skin and restless legs that just wouldn’t let me relax enough to sleep. If I was lucky enough to fall asleep, more times than not I would wake around 2 a.m. to use the bathroom and not be able to fall asleep for another hour or so.

Twenty-third Blog Entry

Aug 28, 2012

I’ve been doing a little internet surfing to learn a little bit more about menopause. This is a subject that wasn’t broached by my mother and as I am just now starting perimenopause I wanted to see what I had to look forward to. Right now my main symptoms have been poor sleep, itchy skin, irritability, foggy thinking, and low libido.

Turns out I have a whole slew of symptoms to look forward to like:

Twenty-second Blog Entry

Aug 24, 2012

Good Sleep Brings Overdue Self Care

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For over 20 years now, I have been Mom first, wife second, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and on down the line. Each and every person down that line all wanted or needed a small portion of me.

When I finally got to “me” ... there was never much left.

I just thought that was how life was.

Twenty-first Blog Entry

Aug 21, 2012

A Cereal Mix That Does the Trick!

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Twentieth Blog Entry

Aug 17, 2012

Feeling Zen in the Era of Good Sleep

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It’s funny how the minute the scorching heat subsides the neighborhood moms come outside with the kids to play. Our 100+ degree heat wave finally broke and we are in the low 90’s.

Heaven.

Nineteenth Blog Entry

Aug 15, 2012

Reaching Milestones in the Journey

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It’s here ... it’s official. My babies are growing up and there’s nothing I can do about it! We just dropped Emma off for her first day of kindergarten. Although I thought I would be sobbing when I left, I fought back the tears for her. She seemed a little worried (she wouldn’t smile ... huge sign) and I didn’t want to upset her more.

She made it without crying and so did I.

Eighteenth Blog Entry

Aug 10, 2012

Crossing “Improve Sleep” Off the To-do List

now what

I am now headed into week 10 of the 3 month Estroven Good Sleep Challenge. My sleep has improved dramatically and is registering at a steady 97% efficiency on my fitbit. I am feeling well rested, am thinking clearer and my patience with my children has improved (when I’m tired I have a very short fuse).

So now what?!

Seventeenth Blog Entry

Aug 8, 2012

Sleeping Wherever is a Fairytale

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Jealousy.

That is the feeling I had Sunday as I sat for five long hours in a plane waiting for our chance to take off.

Yes. Five. Hours.

Sixteenth Blog Entry

Aug 6, 2012

Learning in Good Company

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Fifthteenth Blog Entry

Aug 1, 2012

Think You’ve Slept Solidly? Numbers Don’t Lie!

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