Due to MS, Fibromyalgia & who knows what else, I suffer from major chronic insomnia. Of course with MS, I also have an overactive bladder. My bedtime routine consists of going to the bathroom first. Then I sit on the side of the bed, take my bedtime medication, which does contain a sleep aid, don my CPAP apparatus, and finally use a pain rub that is menthol, wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, and eucalyptus, etc…also I use Vick’s vapor rub.
It’s obvious to see why I use the bathroom first…before I get all the “invigorating” natural substances on my hand(s).
Fast forward 2 hours to a semi-conscious state & the strong urge to go tee-tee, AGAIN…forgetting that I have all that “stuff” on my hands. Half asleep I pull the toilet paper from the roll. When I’m alert I do take the time to fold the TP to make sure it covers the entire surface of my hand…while sedated, not so much. Suddenly, I feel burn, hot & cold simultaneously, and other sensations in the girlie parts & I become fully awake in 0.2 seconds!!! Talk about invigorating!!
But not in a good way! I spend the next few minutes trying to de-mint my nether regions!! I finally got back in bed & now I keep a package of personal cleaning wipes beside my pain rub to wipe my hands after use.
I hope this gave you a giggle or two!