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My back and body radiate so much heat at while trying to lay down and sleep - that I can not sleep. It gets extremely hot. I only sweat some. Is there something internal wrong? It only started the last 2 months or so. It seems to be getting worse over time, not better.

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replied December 17th, 2009
Sleep Disorders Answer A8535

The excess heat that you feel could be a result of the hormonal changes. There are some changes in the autonomic nervous system that make you sweat less. It will be a good idea to get an opinion of an endocrinologist.

Depression could also be playing a role in the sleep disturbance, if you feel that the symptoms are not adequately controlled with medicines.


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