A 25-year-old woman found that she regularly smells her mom during her bizarre routine cuddle parties because it helps her alleviate her anxiety and make her feel safe.
Sarah from Port St. Lucie, Florida, explains in the reality series sMothered how she regularly lives in the house of her 59-year-old mother Laurie, even though they no longer live together.
The duo, who say it's more like best friends than mom and daughter, admit they often share a bed – and describe the routine as their "cuddle parties".
In a new episode of the TLC show that chronicles the lives of six mother-daughter duos who are unusually close, Sarah admits that watching her mother sleep and smelling her hair alleviates her fears.
A 25-year-old woman found that her mom (pictured together) smells regularly during her bizarre routine cuddle parties because it helps her alleviate her anxiety and make her feel safe.
Sarah, from Port St. Lucie, Florida, appears on sMothered tonight and explains how she regularly lives at her 59-year-old mother Laurie's house, even though they no longer live together. Pictured the couple together during a walk
As Sarah reveals, she and her mother have been throwing cuddle parties for as long as she can remember: "It's always been our tradition, it's just a way of life."
Sarah admits that she is quite a fearful person and explains that she has a very new way of relieving her fears when she is with her mother by smelling them.
"I'm a very anxious person, but when I smell my mother, all my fears or worries go away," she says. "If I had to figure out what my mother smelled like, I would describe it as a cloud, a white, puffy cloud."
Another way the 25-year-old likes to stay calm is to watch her mother sleep and add, "It makes me feel safe."
This reveal, however, seems like news for Laurie, who admits during the interview on the show that it's strange.
The duo pictured, who say they're more like best friends than mother and daughter, admits they often share a bed – and describe the routine as their "cuddle parties".
On today's episode of the TLC show, which records the lives of six mother-daughter duos who are unusually close, Sarah (pictured right, with her mother) admits that watching her mother and her sleep asleep even the smell of her hair eases her fears
"It's funny, I never knew that," she says, amused. However, Sarah is quick to respond, "I'm sending you pictures of you sleeping all the time."
"I think our relationship is more like best friends," says Sarah, who recently bought a house with her fiancé Miguel. "She is my partner in crime."
Laurie admits that the couple do almost everything together, adding, "We go on adventures together, we get into mischief together, we have a very close bond."
About her nightly routine, the devoted mother says: “When I cuddle up with Sarah, it brings us to an inner connection, words are not even necessary. It's just an amazing love affair. & # 39;
As Sarah reveals, she and her mother, as shown, have been holding cuddle parties for as long as she can remember: "It's always been our tradition, it's just a way of life."
Sarah admits that she is quite a fearful person and explains that she has a very new way of relieving her anxieties when she is with her mother (pictured) by smelling them.
WHAT IS CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AND HOW DO YOU KNOW IT?
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic kidney failure, describes the gradual loss of kidney function.
Our kidneys filter waste products and excess fluids from the blood before they are excreted in the urine. They also help maintain blood pressure.
As CKD progresses, the kidneys do not function properly and dangerous amounts of waste build up in your body.
The risk of CKD increases with age. It is also more common among Asians and blacks.
CKD usually doesn't cause symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. It can be detected early on via blood and urine tests.
- Loss of appetite
- Fatigue and weakness
- Sleep disorder
- Changes in how much you urinate
- Decreased mental acuity
- Muscle twitches and cramps
- Swelling of the feet and ankles
- Persistent itching
- Chest pain when fluid collects around the lining of the heart
- Shortness of breath, when fluid builds up in the lungs
- High blood pressure that is difficult to control
People with this condition are at greater risk of having a stroke or heart attack. It can also lead to kidney failure if patients need dialysis or a possible transplant.
However, lifestyle changes and medication can prevent the disease from getting worse if diagnosed at an early stage.
How to reduce your risk:
- Follow the directions for over-the-counter medications. Taking too many pain relievers can damage your kidneys
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Do not smoke. Smoking cigarettes can cause kidney damage
Source: Mayo Clinic
Laurie has struggled with a variety of health problems since before Sarah was born. She has both chronic kidney disease, which is the gradual loss of kidney function, and type 1 diabetes, which causes the levels of glucose (sugar) in your blood to rise too.
She also had a difficult pregnancy with Sarah because her blood pressure went "through the roof".
Laurie recalls, “I was at stroke level and they wanted me to drop out and I just couldn't. I knew it was going to be a girl and I knew we would both survive. & # 39;
Sarah helps take care of her mother and has a meticulous regime to make sure she stays as healthy as possible. This includes creating a schedule for when Laurie needs to drink some water and take her medication.
Elsewhere on the show, Laurie (pictured with her daughter) explains that despite Sarah's new chapter in life with her fiancé Miguel, she still has some reservations. "Sarah and Miguel bought the house before they got engaged," she says. "I really would have preferred if there was a ring on her finger first."
And Laurie is so determined to get Miguel to plan Sarah's wedding that she has started joining the couple on her date nights (pictured)
"We switched roles somewhere in our lives, I'm the daughter now and she feels like the mother," jokes Laurie.
Elsewhere on the show, Laurie explains that despite Sarah's new chapter in life with her fiancé Miguel, Sarah still has a few reservations.
"Sarah and Miguel bought the house before they got engaged," she says. "I really would have preferred if there was a ring on her finger first."
And Laurie is so determined to get Miguel to plan Sarah's wedding that she joins the couple on her date nights.
"Dates for Sarah and Miguel are really dates for the three of us," says the parent. “Why should I be left out? If we sit down for dinner I'll be putting some pressure on Miguel tonight. & # 39;
The new sMothered series will continue this evening at 9 p.m. exclusively at TLC UK
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