Sleep deprivation turns me into a raving lunatic! I recently had three consecutive days of being sleep deprived and I didn't realize just how miserable I made life for my husband until the fourth day when, after I'd finally had a good night, he said "for three days you were downright mean and cruel and now you act like everything is fine." That stopped me dead in my tracks. Hard to believe that I didn't realize just how awful I had been and how big a change there was after some restful sleep. It's to the point that apologies are a poor salve for all the deep wounds I inflict with my cutting words. I could kick myself! But the damage is done as soon as those words leave my mouth. Just three years into our marriage, his affection has severely eroded and I'm sure a big part of it is because of my ugly behavior at times. Telling him to not "take it personally" I think would be a waste of time, for if it was him treating me like that, I think it would be impossible NOT to take it personally. I'm going to try to prevent future "attacks" by forewarning him when I'm having a RBD (Really Bad Day) and hope that I can just keep my mouth shut! I just happened across a web site that I am going to visit every single day. Yes, the message is biblical in that it speaks of Christ's love for us, but when I applied the same words to me and my husband, I just cried. The message, the beautiful music and images also had a very calming affect and I'm hoping it might just be some help in calming me down and making me stop and think before doing any more damage with my words. Please go to: And enjoy. Would like to hear from anyone who has any other tips --besides sewing my mouth shut or cutting off my tongue ) on how to deal with the mood swings -- both for the FMS gal herself and for her DH. Jodi B.