I am also having night sweats. So I went to a nutritionist. She does the reflex thing. I was really skeptical at first but it worked!! She treated me for parasites, which you can get from milk, mayonaise, lettuce, and eating too much sweets!! When you go to sleep your body tries to detoxify and you sweat. I still get a little hot when i sleep but not nearly as bad!! I also had really bad headaches that my ENT or Neurologist could not find anything wrong with me, but this lady was able to help me... Its a form of Holistic Medicine, all natural............. And most doctors don't want to admit that parasites can cause problems in the body.
So I wanted to find out more information. My girlfriend goes "Nuclear" at night, when I met her I realized the didn't sweet so much, we can run 3 miles and she barely breaks a sweat, however I noticed she doesn't drink a lot of water, and I notice that when she's really stressed, and in the sun all day, she gets lots of headaches, well signs of dehydration right? So I started to test her, I noticed she doesn't usually drink enough water in the day, I noticed that when she drinks over 36 ounces when she's awake, she doesn't go nuclear at night. I don't know if this is the remedy for everyone on this forum, but I noticed that for my girlfriend it's because of her under consumption of water. She also have chronic dry eye/lack of tear production, and does not sweat so much.
I don't think for me that I do not drink enough water. I drink more water then most people I know. I am a 43 year old male and I have been getting very hot at night since I was in my twenties. I used to sweat sometimes at night...I don't sweat at night anymore, but still get very hot while trying to sleep. I do think it might be related to digestion or sinus issues...As I seem to have both. I have seen an ENT and after a CT scan of my sinuses he has recommended surgery. That was about six months ago. I am going to have another CT scan of my sinuses just to be sure they still look as bad as they did. He thought I might have a chronic infection (for years)or malformation of the sinuses. As for my digestion...I have a feeling my body getting so hot at night might be because of something to do with digestion. I have noticed that if I get up at night for about 15 minutes my body cools down and I can go back to sleep for a few more hours and then I wake up again boiling hot.
I don't know, but my feeling is heating up while I sleep has something to do with my digestion or sinuses. By the way I also have cold hands and feet.
Wife overheats sleeping, could it be preventing a pregnancy?
My wife has the same problem. Her body goes "nuclear" and heats up almost as soon as she falls asleep. Her breathing gets a little faster, but not much. She can sleep through the night, no problem, but if she wakes up in the middle of the night she has to kick off the sheets and is very uncomfortable. She does not overly sweet nor does she "soak the sheets".
Her family says she has done this literally her entire life. When she was a baby and they were holding her, they knew when she was asleep because she would heat up!
She is somewhat overweight, but drinks plenty of water throughout the day. She sweats when she exercises, but in general does not like the heat. Even in the winter, we usually have the window open a crack for fresh air, and we almost always have a fan blowing on us during the night. (I get overheated easily, but don't go "nuclear" when I fall asleep.) We live in the Pacific NW, United States.
I will mention to her all that I read on this board, maybe have her thyroid checked. My main concern right now is that we are trying to get pregnant and haven't had any luck. I'm beginning to wonder if her heating up is internal, too, and it's creating an "inhospitable environment" for a fetus to grow!
I have almost all of the same things. And so do my kids. I heat up when I go to bed, not just sleep but in bed. I read for about a half an hour before I go to sleep and I will start to heat up. I have had sinus problems since I was a little kid. Usualy I get strep and right after that goes away I will get a sinus infection. I have cold feet but never cold hands. I have a real bad problem waking up in the morning and am usualy on autopilot till 11:00. My deepest sleep is between 3am and about 7am. I have always had ADD. I am in good shape and have no health problems. And I drink more water than anyone I know. The part that sucks is when my 2 year old wants to come curl up and sleep on me, we are both running to hot and we both sweat like crazy. Ambient temp does not have effect either way for us. I hope the more people talk about this the more info we get.
We actually drop our core temperature to initiate sleep
To drop the core temperature, the body needs to act like a radiator, with heat from the central core transferring to areas such as the hands, face and feet, causing the peripheral skin temperature to rise and then lose heat to the surrounding environment
Hi all! I do the same thing. I am normally a cold natured person until I fall asleep. Then as my boyfriend calls, I go thermal. He says my body is hot to touch. I often wake up hot and turn the air down. But I have always gotten hot at night. I can remember waking up as a little girl and taking off my gown because I was hot.
I could have written what so many others here have... I too, love HOT showers and baths; I get cold VERY easily (I tend to run a little space heater at my feet year round lol); I rarely ever sweat. But the moment I go to bed and fall asleep, all of that changes.
I'm 35 years old and I've been this way for as long as I can remember though it's getting a lot worse.
I had a full blood work test done. Everything was normal (including thyroid).
My hubby thought it was impossible that my temperature rises when my body temp does, but a thermometer has confirmed it. Day or night, sleeping or active, now-a-days, if I become overheated physically, my temperature reflects that.
Interestingly enough, my normal temp. is 97.3-.6
I wonder how many of us are under weight or of "normal" weight. I used to laugh and say I sweat all my calories away while I slept.
I also have found that a lot of people on here have the same symptoms I do. I'm a 26 year old, otherwise healthy, female. My family and husband have all told me how I heat up when I fall asleep. I too have been told this has been this way since I was little. I am cold-natured during the day. I don't even like air conditioning. My hands and feet are always cold. I sweat very little when I exercise, but at night I sweat enough to have to change my pjs at times...never soaking the sheets like actual night sweats. A post a little earlier caught my eye, as I too have achy legs at night. Maybe this has to do with my poor circulation - like mild claudication of my legs. If I ever had to work the night shift, or if I stay up late, its guaranteed that my legs will ache and even throb as the night goes on. I am not overweight, 5'4" and 125 lbs. This has really puzzled me, and I find it even more interesting that so many of us have similar features. There must be something to it...
I have quite severe sweats too - I dont think I've slept properly since December and that was purely because I moved house and was so tired I couldn't have woke up if I wanted to! My husband regularly tells me I burn him during the night and find that even if I coat myself in talc after a shower/bath, I'm still soaking with sweat in the morning. I always have headache and more recently my hair has started to fall out (this has happened before and paired with my stomach cramps and sickly feelings, the diagnosis was anxiety) I find falling asleep difficult, I think mostly this is due to not wanting to wake up a million times and sticking to the covers! Its awful! The Dr told me to sleep under a sheet, which hasnt helped because, like a few of you, the sweats are still there and the cold hits you like needles! I wish I could find a solution! (or a Dr who would help!!!)
I get the same thing sadly, way over hot at night, although these days I usually sleep through it fairly easily. Annoyingly enough, I'm about to destroy your statsistics a little bit though.
I have the same problem during the day as I do at night. I overheat very easily, am not a big fan of hot showers and my hands and feet are usually reasonably warm also.
I'm the kind of person who can go into the streets during winter wearing a t-shirt and unless it's snowing or the like not really feel cold.
This problem isn't As big as I have gotten older, but is still somewhat annoying, as the night time heating still happens on a constant level.
I've had this since I was small and have learned to live with it fairly well,it just means I warn people in advance when I sleep in the same bed as them. However it does seem to suggest that in my case it's not an illness.
However, a quick question to all of you guys. Can it hit suddenly? We think a friend of mine has a UTI and since that has started they've started getting overly hot at night and when they wake up they're getting ill with it,simply because it's too warm. Anything can be done to cool the body down before they wake up?
I also suffer with the same thing, i have looked up our sleep cycles and have found out that during sleep our body temperature rises once we get to a certain time in our sleep such as REM which i believe is 2 hours into our sleep mode... This is usually when i awaken, it happens every night, always on the 2 hour mark, also i wake up feeling like i cant breathe which i believe is due to my high body temperature... Maybe you might be interested in having a look at sleep cycles, that may help? I am still concerned as i have also taken my temperature and it is usually round the level of a low grade fever.. Im thinking that i may also have an infection somewhere that i don't know of?
i have this too, everyone i ever slept with says I am like a nuclear reactor in bed when i sleep.... i throw off a lot of heat it often makes the other person sweat. I wake up and feel fine- although I have a low grade temp and shiver for a few minutes but after my morning shower I am good to go and normal again. It sometimes makes me sweat. I can't seem to get any answers from it. The doc told me that its normal for some people and thats thier bodies way of fighting off germs while the body is sleeping.
I too have always radiated too much body heat at night which disturbs my bedmate, but not usually me unless it is too hot in the room as well. I. like many, have chronic sinus problems. Also, I always have Rosacea which requires antibiotic cream on my face, so maybe there is always an infection for many of us. I also have Restless Leg Syndrome and need to take medication for the cramping and "leg jumping."
I do need a blanket when Im sleeping next to my boyfriend!
I find this absolutely fascintating how long this thread has went on, how many people have posted, and how so many posts would match exactly what I would write!
I googled this topic because my boyfriend is now my comforter at night. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Without him in the bed, I ball up in a blanket; but with him in bed, I wont even use a blanket.. that is how intense his body heat gets.
He doesnt necessarily sweat everynight, but day or night, nap or deep sleep, when he is asleep, he is like a hot stove. Its crazy. I have read most posts and have concluded it has to have something to do with sinuses, not drinking enough water, and a headache seems to be a common processor. But I, too, do not have an answer.
Okay so every one here has my syptoms. My boyfriend says he can make a pizza on me I get so hot, I find when I am run down or have had a busy day of go,go,go running around I will spike a temp, when I overdue it. My chiropractor took my temp on one of those days and I was at 102, and that was not as hot as when I am sleeping at night it is much much higher. It is rediculous that my doctors answer was "Oh your just weird" Nice! so I have two doctors that are head of there hospitals and they say my blood work ect.. looks perfect. hmm?? so I continued to seek answers on this and a few other issues, I do not take meds, I eat very healthy ect...all the good stuff your supposed to. I am now treating with Holistic M.D's and a Holistic Nutritionalist and finaly they are making sense, I had a head injury due to an auto accident which caused my Hypothalumus to malfuntion I suppose is how I would describe it, I get cold hand, feet but at night I am a furnace! so I am now going on suppliments to care for my Hypothalumus, and for my Thyroid. Western Medicine does not read blood pannels the same as Holistic M.D's. Check them out its worth looking into. I now am feeling much peppier, and temp does not spike as often. It will take a while to get it balanced but I now know I am on my way to getting it cared for at last. We work and are on the go to much we have to much stress from everyday life, from chemicals in our enviroment. Our bodies are paying the price, we have to slow down, Breath deeply, eat wisely and love our bodies. I hope this will help some one if not all.