No one ever wants to admit that they are in the menopause. There is a fear associated with this inevitable passage that all women will have to go through in their life. It is one passage that most women dread.
Are you experiencing your own internal heat wave? Do you wake up at least once during the night in a sweat? Do you have to get out of bed, towel off, change clothes and then try to get back to sleep, only to experience a repeat performance?
Try to avoid hot, spicy foods, warm beverages, caffeine and alcohol, as these are common hot flash triggers. When choosing clothing in the morning, dress in layers, so you can remove a layer if you get too warm. Pick light, breathable fabrics.
Menopause crashed my hotness with a thud heard in three states. Suddenly I was more "Ma'am" than MILF. Men stopped whistling at me from the street and started helping me through the crosswalk. People no longer commented "You look so much like your mother" and started assuming we were sisters.
With huge numbers of women currently facing menopause, you would think there would be more clarity about it all. But confusion and fear continue to fuel women's concerns. We have come so far in so many ways; isn't it time to be upfront and open about this phase of life?