Every year about this time we are given a list of ways to conserve energy in Texas. That’s because, in case you don’t live in the South, our air conditioning blows full speed throughout vents in the house, forging off the heat that is creeping in wherever it can find a spot. It gets down-right hot in the Lone Star State.
We are encouraged to have our themostats set to 78 or above. We are encouraged (and sometimes city ordinance induced) to only water our lawns twice a week. Or just on Mondays. Or just at night on Thursday of a full moon.
So, you should get the picture that living in Texas, in the summer, can be a challenge with utilities.
Now, add in another layer of the uncontrollable: Menopause.
I don’t know about you but I think its cruel that the basic requirement to manage through the hot flashes and the night sweats makes a girl to feel guilty.
I follow the “themostat” at 78 rule during the day. But lordy, girls, I can’t sleep if I’m hot. My husband will have dropped off to sleep by evidence of the snoring. That’s when I make my move. I quietly get out of bed, head to the thermostat which is on the wall in our bedroom (thankfully!) and I crank the temperature downward. Or upward. Whichever it is to make it cooler. Colder. So I can sleep.
And in the morning, I sneak over to push it back up to 78.
I can’t be alone in this deception. Here’s to sleeping well – in the summer – during menopause.
We have forums for menopause at HysterSisters. Stop over there if you are managing with HRT or without HRT.