Tinkle Tinkle Little Star

It is 5:00 am and I have already been to bed twice. Only to sleep my friends. We all know I am anti sex. This is my life now. I am existing on 4 to 5 hours sleep every day. This does not make me very happy. I miss sleeping through the night. I miss being pleasantly surprised when I woke up at 8:00 am. I was well rested, able to accomplish every thing I had to, with time left over for recreation on my computer. Now that I am not sleeping well, I am anxious, a little grouchy and not as happy. I resent, over using my computer. The lack of sleep is for a reason. For some darn reason as you get older, your bladder does not retain fluids like it use to. It is my biggest complaint about getting older. The aches and the pains of old age are expected. No one told me retaining fluid would become a problem. We can go to the moon but we can't come up with a solution for urination. We have pills so men can have sex ( long after they should be) and even a warning with it. “If you have an erection over four hours, get help”. Now, what kind of help can you get for that ? Imagine, going to the hospital because you had an erection too long ( no pun intended). I despise that commercial that comes on TV, that made me aware of this. Back to my complaint. Do men have the same problem not sleeping through the night ? Remember, I live and sleep alone. Mama never told me about this. The thought of using, Depends is appalling to me. I am an adult, I do not need a diaper again in this life time. Not while I am aware anyway.

 

I did some research and it seems they have developed some sort of “stopper”. This makes as much sense to me as erectile dysfunction. Why can't I take a pill to make my life a little more satisfying ?

 

This is reality but tongue in cheek. No, I haven't lost my mind ( I don't think) but I am questioning why men get all the good stuff ~~ Women had to take birth control pills and men get to take performance pills.  How is this right !!  Love you guys.

To leave a comment, please sign in with
or or

Comments (10)

  1. questingmom

    Good morning Bella! Sleeping through the night is another thing we took for granted as a younger person. Not that I’m terribly old yet… but old enough to know what you are talking about. The frequent need to tinkle may possibly have a pill, er……of which I have no experience with but have thought of looking into at times. I was seeing a lot of advertisements on it and yet, I’m waiting to be completely and utterly miserable before going that route. My strategy now is to limit liquid refreshment a couple hours before sleep. Coffee is something I refuse to give up as of yet but It doesn’t help that issue at all…. But maybe add a little pep to my step on the way to the bath room. ☕️😏

    November 10, 2016
    1. belladora

      I only drink diet coke and will not give it up. I limit my intake after a certain time. I am thinking of moving the commode right next to my bed.

      November 10, 2016
      1. questingmom

        Haha….my mom did that lol. And her mom before who lived in the olden days of bedpans apparently kept that tradition even after the invention of indoor bathrooms.

        November 10, 2016
  2. questingmom

    Oh the men..haha… always come up with the funniest toys and whatnot don’t they!??

    November 10, 2016
    1. belladora

      I think it’s because there are more men in R & D than there are women.

      November 10, 2016
  3. noahbody

    Yes men have that problem too. Sleeplessness sucks no matter what the cause.

    November 10, 2016
    1. belladora

      So damn true.

      November 10, 2016
      1. noahbody

        November 10, 2016
  4. howlingatthemoon

    Men do start to have bladder retention problems as they age, sometimes it’s a sign of a prostate problem but I think it’s more that, like women, the muscles just loosen up and during sleep they loosen even further so don’t hold things as long or as well. I remember hearing a doctor may have a pill solution but it would depend on what’s causing the problem. I seem to sleep for 2-4 hours, then get semi-awake so just get up and hit the toilet (so now it’s a habit) and then wander around the place for a little while, still not fully awake, and when I get too cold I go back to bed and fall asleep for another 4 hours. It is stunning to me when I, real infrequently, go through a whole sleep period without waking up—makes me wonder what went wrong since it’s so not normal for me. I do always wake up tired (I don’t have sleep apnea, just a messed up mind) almost always but I go to bed revved with so much on my mind it is often difficult to get down into sleep. But, if I don’t sleep enough at night I just take a nap at some point during the “day” so I’m fine—no one else is fine with my odd life but too bad (you guys go live your own life). Once in a while if I have a coughing cold or am just too antsy to sleep, I’ll do something like cook something or clean something or read the boring papers I’ve been avoiding or go play some game on the computer—just something and not sleep at all. I figure I’ll sleep when my body and/or brain can’t take it any longer, or else I’ll simply go crazy. In other words, I tell myself not to sweat it so it doesn’t become an issue and I won’t dwell on it. Doesn’t always work but I try. I must say I do love sleeping and am going to make an awesome dead person.

    November 11, 2016
    1. belladora

      Your schedule sounds a lot like mine. Thank you for letting me know men deal with the same issue. I relate to the “messed up mind” statement only too well. Trying to shut my brain off is extremely difficult. Throw in a little OCD and Agoraphobia and it’s me. I don’t dwell on the negative aspect of not sleeping too long. I try to go with the flow. I read, play gin, write, find a movie or cook. I wonder if I drink more fluids because I am awake so many hours that I end up going to the bathroom more when I should be asleep. It’s the classic chick and egg problem. Love your attitude !! I do not care who is happy or unhappy with my life style, I only have to please me. Makes me selfish but it’s the way it is. Thanks for sharing and being so up front and honest in your words. Very much appreciated. On with our unusual lives.

      November 12, 2016