Nov 22, 2011

The American Female Sleeping Sickness

Posted by Tonia at Tuesday, November 22, 2011
by Anna
"I'm great in bed! I can sleep for days." - Unknown

We may be in the middle of a global energy crisis but I've got my own energy crisis going on here. Unexplained and unappreciated fatigue. There are some mornings I just have to sit down to brush my teeth. It's too much. Shower? I can skip a day. Fix my hair? Nahhhhh. And, if I have to choose between two activities, I pick the one that let's me have time for a nap.

I do the vitamin B and slap-yourself-in-the-face "You Must Take a Walk" pep talk. I drink lots of water and take my vitamins. The roomie and I share Red Bull.....well, I drink hers, replace them way late and then drink them again. I get my triple shot iced Americano at Starbucks. Why can't I wake up???

The Center for Disease Control says that fatigue is four times higher in women than in men. I have some ideas about why this is......
<Self-talk: "No male-bashing; no male-bashing; no male-bashing."> But I will say that between family responsibilities, jobs, household duties, bleeding like a stuck pig once a month, there are lots of reasons why women feel tired. I know someone who fell asleep in a meeting recently and slammed her chin on the table. Ouch.

So, get your girlfriends together and share remedies and medical research regarding fatigue. Come in your PJs and drink one of my ol' time faves:

The Spent Housewife
Grab a glass of ice
Fill it half with Red Bull and half with Vodka
Throw in a straw and take a load off your feet!


Sarah on November 22, 2011 at 7:03 PM said...

Sounds great! I agree, fatigue happens because of the many tasks we do daily.

ShaRhonda on November 27, 2011 at 10:56 PM said...

Red Bull...really gonna have to try me some! Or that Rock Star stuff!!!

MsCheeVS on November 28, 2011 at 1:28 AM said...

I once fell asleep blow drying my hair. That warm air just put me down...the knees buckled and down I went. Hahaha! Well at least it woke me up!! And Anna make sure youre getting B12 in your B vitamins....THAT has the energy boost. Otherwise a pot of coffee helps! Not to healthy tho.

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