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During Sleep My Body Temperature Rise to the 100's (Page 7)


August 14th, 2010
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I too have had this for many years. It has gotten worse since I had sun/heat stroke however, as a child I had a thryroid problem. I had that taken care of. Then I had a hysterectomy and that threw off my hormones. The head injury may have something to do with it and I thank the poster than mentioned that. I really do not think you have to worry abour spontanously combusting. You won't find much about it but I personally believe the subject has to do with anger or extream grief.
The body may be reacting if you have pain. I had a pain fever for over 8 months and it still comes and goes but it was constant for so long I swore I was sick. It was in fact from pain. Weigh excess can cause this. The glucose levels can do this too. Is there any odor with this sweating? Those would be keytones. That needs to have a diabetic or hypoglycemic test done to see how your sugar levels are. The body will try to cool ooff but excessheat can rais before it lowers. I find that when I first wake up I THEN swest. IF I was not awaked by sweating to begin with. I also have sllep disorder and for all I know this coupled with my head injury may be making it worse. I am due ofr a thryroid scan again. Twice a year if you have ever had a problem. The petitary glands also will act up and this could be a result. I think an internest and an endrocoligist with you GP should be able to narrow it down. Don't forget about eating right and hormones being checked. I hope this is something simple for all of you. If anybody else finds out anything please msg to me. Thanks.
Good Luck,
Temperwolf:-)
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replied August 15th, 2010
WOW - I have this very thing. I don't feel hot myself, in fact - I am very comfortable. I have just been told that I literally "put off a tonne of heat".
I don't sweat. I rarely sleep without covers...I get cold easily
...its as though I don't save enough heat for myself.

I am in good shape, no health problems, happens even if I haven't fallen asleep yet. If I didn't have someone tell me that I was radiating heat, I might never have noticed myself. I am on no medications, and this has happened as long as I can remember. Its like as my body gears down to sleep - it kicks into high gear and heats up. I rarely get sick...or I would wonder if I was fighting something off.

Hmmm...
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replied August 18th, 2010
I have similar issues to those already mentioned. I heat up considerably during the night which causes me to get a terrible night's sleep and headaches. However, i don't seem to sweat that much.
I have started to eliminate bread, cakes, chocolate and alcohol from my diet. So far, i have had less headaches and i am getting a better nights sleep. I am not sure if it has had an effect on my high body temperature.

I notice that all the products i have eliminated (except for chocolate) contain yeast.

I believe, in making wine or beer, sugar and yeast react to ferment alcohol and during the process, heat is created. I wonder if the same heat issue is created inside the body when foods containing yeast mix with sugar?
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replied August 20th, 2010
hot-and-cold when i sleep
I have a version of this problem. I often get too cold in the earlier part of the night, then in the last part of the night I get too hot. Sometimes I spend ages half-awake, throwing the duvet on and off, and sometimes I get very hot before I wake, and I wake having a panic attack. In these circumstances it's very hard to get the bedding right - does anyone know any duvet that self-adjusts? I've seen some advertised but I don't know if they work. It's partly a thyroid thing: I was put on Levothyroxine a few years ago for other reasons, but I found it made me feel as if my body thermostat was working better, instead of over-correcting each time. However, now it's happening again but my thyroid level is ok. Also, when I get hot and cold (or if there are draughts, which can happen especially if the bedding is too light) I sneeze a lot, and then I get a runny nose and a drip down the back of my nose/throat so I start wheezing and that keeps me awake! This makes me sound like an old crock, but I'm not, I'm middle-aged and reasonably healthy in terms of diet and weight. The whole problem seems circular, so many aspects feeding on each other, and I don't know which to tackle first. Reading these posts, it could be diet or stress as well as the issues I've already thought of like bedding or thyroid. When I do have a good night, it's such a relief! I wonder what experiments have been done on sleep - for instance, do animals sleep badly too?
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replied August 23rd, 2010
I have been to sleep and just woke up terrified, staggered to the outside door to gulp in fresh air. I thought I was dead. This is the fourth time this has happened in the last three months, but this was the most dramatic as it was so real. I had possibly been asleep for 20 minutes. Going to sleep is not good as I start to become very hot and need to move to get comfortable and then this terrifying experience happens. I have had problems with different forms of this for 30years but it is becoming much more realistic and totally terrifying. Anyone have an answers, thinking you have just died is not pleasent
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replied August 25th, 2010
Body temp at night.
So glad to find this site, I also have this problem of falling to sleep and constantly waking up because my body feels like it is burning up. Sweats, I run a fan and toss and turn all night. I actually wake up at the bottom of the bed with the fan on my face. This is terrible and feel exhausted all the time. I have tried cold wash cloths on my neck and face, I am going finally for a sleep test, and will let everyone know what comes of it. Thanks for sharing.
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replied August 26th, 2010
Thanks for your concerns. It took me sometime to recover from the shock of dying and I did see my doctor. All my hormone levels are fine and I actually do not sweat but have a burning feeling in my lower legs and under where my body is lying. I am more concerned about jumping out of bed feeling I have just died or that there is no air in the room. I found out this morning about deadly nightshade plants which contain a substance called 'solanaceae', so have decided to give them a miss for awhile. I don't smoke, drink or eat sugary food. I can see me becoming a saint. Also I don't eat bread or products with yeast. I wish my body would stop going to sleep before my brain had settled down for the night. It is possibly related to epilepsy, if this is so there is really nothing anyone can do. I can still see me jumping out of bed well into my 80's scaring hell out of everyone else in the house. Not funny, but I can see no end to this condition
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replied August 30th, 2010
Well after 3 weeks of a bread free/cake free/chocolate free/alcohol free diet, i am sleeping very well. I am not burning up in the middle of the night like i used to either.I hope someone else with a 'heat problem while sleeping' tries this diet to see if there is any benefit.
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replied September 2nd, 2010
I'm glad I found this forum. While I'm still not sure of the cause. I can tell you I was awaken by my honey exclaiming.. "Damn, you're HOTT!" in the middle of the night as he reach to spoon me. Since then I have awaken from naps where I was in the bed alone and the sheets where actually hot from my my body heat. I don't sweat I just over heat and I am Hott to touch.

I joke all the the time -- I know I'm good in bed because I bring the heat-- but really what is this?
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replied September 5th, 2010
Must be hormonal
I've only experienced this problem since becoming pregnant. It seems the minute I lay down and close my eyes, the internal furnace turns on!! I've never had a problem being too warm while sleeping and am hoping that I'll return to my pre-pregnancy temperatures while sleeping. This leads me to believe it must be some sort of hormonal issue? It's not just at bedtime - the minute I drift off on the couch, etc. is when I start to overheat almost immediately.
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replied September 8th, 2010
CronicHives&NightSweats8yrs...
Ok, well well , I have had this problem for about 8 years. I have been to dermatologist, endocrinologist,physicians,female Dr.,and as of today NO ANSWER!! I do have low blood sugar , and get chronic hives ( no answer for that yet either Sad ) I am going to an allergist/auto immune disease Dr. on the 20th this month. I have had Dr.'s tell me that they give up!!! My family calls me a heater. I sweat so bad at night my chins drip in sweat. I lose so much sleep it is crazy. Can not wait to find it out with this allergist. I am going to also try the yeast free diet. I will let you all know what happens after the 20th.
Best of luck ...
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replied September 17th, 2010
Thermogenesis
This happens to all humans. It's called Thermogenesis. It's a mechanism that your body uses to regulate your weight. This will only occur if you eat more food then your body needs before you go to bed. Raised body temp is actually only one of a few ways your body controls this. Another is fidgeting (bouncing your knee while your sitting down). Mystery solved.
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replied September 21st, 2010
melmel10update
It is not always thermogenesis. i do not eat b4 bed, and I ma no where near over weight at all. I am 5foot 3 , and weigh 108. I did go to the allergist , and i ma not allergic to foods or dust mites, they are doing blood work for auto immune disease.
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replied September 24th, 2010
Re: melmel10update
melmel10 wrote:
It is not always thermogenesis. i do not eat b4 bed, and I ma no where near over weight at all. I am 5foot 3 , and weigh 108. I did go to the allergist , and i ma not allergic to foods or dust mites, they are doing blood work for auto immune disease.


Sorry to break it to you but EVERYONE DOES THIS and it is thermogenesis! It doesn't matter if your skinny or fat. It's a process whereby substances such as free fatty acids (derived from triacylglycerols) remove purine (ADP, GDP and others) inhibition of thermogenin (uncoupling protein-1), which causes an influx of H+ into the matrix of the mitochondria and bypasses the ATP synthase channel. This uncouples oxidative phosphorylation, and the energy from the proton motive force is dissipated as (((heat))) rather than producing ATP from ADP. Believe what you want to, but the law of thermgenics cannot be undone!
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replied September 26th, 2010
well i am 16 and have the same problem, but maybe it will come in handy when my girlfriend gets cold, the highest temp mine has gotten to is 106.8 the highest temp i've reached all together is 107.4 going for a check up at the hospital
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replied October 13th, 2010
Same symptoms as a lot of you
Fascinating stuff. I too heat up at night, am very hot to the touch and can feel it radiating off of me. My boyfriend jokes that it's like sleeping next to the sun. I kick off the duvet only to find that I get cold a few minutes later and have to pull it back on. It also started with me sleeping with my foot or leg outside the blanket to try to regulate the heat. I'm totally healthy, no medications, average height and weight, exercise regularly (normal sweat functions, not excessive), have a fairly regulated and balanced diet. I also tend to get cold very easily...my work environment is kept at 74 and I'm always freezing. I always chalked the night heat up to my high metabolism or my body working overtime to metabolize, but I've noticed that I overheat even when I don't overeat, if that makes sense. Meal intake doesn't seem to make a difference. Dehydration is also not a factor. I have asked a ton of other people (including fellow runners) if they have this and I always get crazy looks.
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replied October 17th, 2010
I agree with the thermogenesis thing as this happens to me worst when I eat a lot of sugars/carbs. However I don't think this happens to fat people who have a messed up metabolism, that is why they are fat it isn't getting burned off. I used to be fat and would always be super cold, now that I am normal and it seems my metabolism has healed this will happen to me if I have eaten too much.
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replied October 20th, 2010
I too have problems with body temperature while I sleep. Temperature has reached as high as 105 degrees, I sometimes wake up w/ headaches, stomach burns, and occasionally I throw up. I also have a lot of nightmare, very vivid, used to have night terrors when I was little. Can't take naps or even sleep in because I will get sick. When I do take naps I feel groggy the rest of the day and have a terrible taste in my mouth. I also am very tolerant of heat during the day, can't stand the cold, luckily I live in a desert. I'm freezing at 72 degrees during the day sometimes at higher temps. I have done a little research and I would start by talking to your doctors about the hypothalamus and your thyroid. I have had many head injuries and damage to the hypothalamus can cause all sorts of nasty problems.
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replied October 29th, 2010
Very high body heat at night, but no head fever, thyroid ok
Thank God I am not alone, I am a 35 yr old female and this started within the past 6 months and i have had my thyroid tested and that came back fine. My husband says its like sleeping next to an inferno, but i do not sweat and i stay covered cause i feel really cold, but my head does not get hot like a fever it is just my body. I am with everyone else on here...We maybe the exception to rule of the sponatenous combustion myths we all are those just waiting to happen is my fear, because nobody seems to know what is wrong with us.
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replied October 29th, 2010
Very high body heat at night, but no head fever, thyroid ok
Thank God I am not alone, I am a 35 yr old female and this started within the past 6 months and i have had my thyroid tested and that came back fine. My husband says its like sleeping next to an inferno, but i do not sweat and i stay covered cause i feel really cold, but my head does not get hot like a fever it is just my body. I am with everyone else on here...We maybe the exception to rule of the sponatenous combustion myths we all are those just waiting to happen is my fear, because nobody seems to know what is wrong with us.
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