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During Sleep My Body Temperature Rise to the 100's (Page 10)


May 21st, 2011
Wow, its been weird to see so many people sharing this problem-- and with such scant advice from doctors.

I have a similar problem, I think. My partners in bed have not complained of MY heat, but I have found it nearly impossible to sleep with THEIR heat(none of them have sleep problems). The slightest thing will cause me to overheat. I cannot wear any clothes in bed, not even boxers or a pair of socks. I have to sleep with the thinnest of blankets, even in winter-- but I also can get very cold, if I get it wrong. It's a horrible balancing act that has lead to many miserable nights.

It's meant that I no longer want a girlfriend, because just having someone near me at night will cause me to feel overheated. Either the poor nights sleep, or something else, is causing me to feel chronically fatigued. It's affecting my work life and my social life seriously.

One other detail-- I always wake up extremely thirsty, and it's not from a lack of drinking, I drink more than others I know, and yet I'm thirstier. I have a dry throat and dry eyes every morning. Worse in hot weather. The thirst doesn't go away for ages, even though I drink tonnes of water. I drink water before sleeping and always have plenty available beside me.

I've had a liver, kidney and thyroid function test, which have come back as normal.

Doctors so far have just said it's some condition I must live with blah blah. But it's horrible, ruining my life. I'm sure it's a systemic problem.
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replied June 5th, 2011
Hi there, reading one of the posts there actually made a great deal of sence to me... I keep to a very strict low sugar diet however I have a big weakness to drinking a great deal of high sugar alcoholic drinks on a night out when it happens to me... An ex partner actually slept on the couch due to the heat generated from my body after a night out.

I did actually suspect it was my body burning off the extra sugar in my body and it's kind of put my mind at ease... I hope this helps anyone in a similar situation?
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replied June 27th, 2011
solution to heat/hot at night, tried and tested, successful
Hi everyone! If you're having heat at night problems, go see an acupuncturist/chinese medicine doctor, they help this problem and its extremely common, treatment works really well Smile
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replied June 29th, 2011
The less time I sleep the worse I feel
Reading through all of the posts I see a variety of people experiencing the same symptoms I have.

I am a 35 year old male and I am a paramedic so a lot of shift work and weird sleep patterns. All in all I am healthy, could shed a few pounds but otherwise in fair condition.

When I sleep for a short period of time, say 1-2 hours I wake with:

- Headache
- Feels like I'm on fire, but from the inside out mainly in my chest area
- Sometimes blurred vision
- Aches in areas that I normally don't
- Extreme thirst that water doesn't seem to quench
- Soaked with sweat especially my head and around my neck
- Dizzy
- Chest feels heavy like I'm trying to breath under water

All of which abates over a 20-30 minute period and I feel fine, whatever I had rested my head on is usually soaked with sweat.

When I sleep longer period of time, say 6+ hours I still wake soaked in sweat, mild headache and thirsty all of which again goes away relatively quickly. So if I sleep longer I don't feel quite as miserable but if I wake during that first 1-2 hour period there is no going back to sleep until the symptoms go away.

My girlfriend cant be anywhere near me during that time period, summer or winter, it makes her, who normally is chronically chilly and will sleep under a mountain of blankets, uncomfortably hot to be anywhere near me.

I have been chronically fatigued for years, doctors say I do NOT have any of the known "typical" chronic fatigue disorders. Blood work, EKG's and other tests comeback negative or normal. I've tried to search out a pattern of what I had eaten or drank during the day but have found nothing that makes it better or worse. I'm reaching the point of exhaustion that even sleep aides, prescription and otc don't help with.

I've even began reading some about spontaneous human combustion, looking for anything that may shed some light on the situation, some form of treatment. Being scientifically minded and a medical professional I look for the facts and scientific proof to things. The idea of SHC is still very far fetched to me. But I know there has to be a reason, has to be a physiological reason for it to be occurring.

If anyone finds a doctor that is willing to just say I don't know but also to admit its more than just "Oh well you just sleep hot" and is looking into causes, maybe something to do with mitochondrial thermogenesis, the bodies temperature regulation working in reverse, anything. I'd be very interested in hearing about it.

It can't be healthy for our core to be reaching these temperatures. Reading accounts of people that have been monitored while they sleep and reaching temps in excess of 105 has me concerned as that can cause dysrhythmias, seizures and just plain can't be good to have your organs at temps that can poach them.
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replied July 4th, 2011
I have been like that all my life and it never seems to stop. I am an inferno at night and I hate to feel the cold so it is very hard for me at night. Either I sleep with a sheet on and sweat or I take the sheet off and freeze. My ex loved to snuggle during the winter because he stays warm curled up next to me. Hated the summer because I would slow cook him at night. I need to figure out what to do about this before I hit menopause. Not looking forward to night sweats as well as high body temps.
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replied July 23rd, 2011
For years I would go to sleep everynight and about 3-4hrs later I would wake up so hot I can't go back to sleep. Been to the doctor many times and had many tests. They could not answer why. Out of desperation I went and saw started searching alternative medicines. Saw a chinese herbalist. He said my yang was out and to take these pills. Could not even read the package since it was written in chinese. Started taking them and for since months straight. Surprisingly had no more problems. Off the pills and only need to take them periodically when I feel the heat come back in the middle of the night.
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replied August 7th, 2011
This all started 9 yrs ago when I was hit by a car. I have a similar problem except for, I'm ALWAYS hot and I can withstand cold temps without getting cold. With the AC set on high 60 degrees (It gets down to 50 degrees) and with 2 fans set on high. I can't go outside during the summer time or in any temps that are over 85 degrees. Although my skin does feel cold to the touch, my palms are still hot @ the same time. I would suggest looking up or even talking to your doctor about a malfunction in the Hypothalamus. In my case, this is the problem with the regulation of my body temp and the extreme thirst.
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replied September 2nd, 2011
I ALWAYS HAVE FREEZING HANDS AND FEET
IM 22YRS OLD, I ALWAYS HAVE FREEZING HANDS AND FEET.PLS HELP ME, IF U KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS..
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replied September 2nd, 2011
I ALWAYS HAVE FREEZING HANDS AND FEET
IM 22YRS OLD, I ALWAYS HAVE FREEZING HANDS AND FEET.PLS HELP ME, IF U KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS..
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replied September 5th, 2011
CALM DOWN!!
Not that anybody will ever get this deep into reading all these comments, but it seems to me that some trends are starting to show up. Most of you are women, when you are most fertile, the body will increase progesterone levels, these in turn increase body temperature and metabolism. It would make sense from human evolution that the best time for you to be at your most fertile is at bedtime for a few days every month. You are not going to combust, it is not a major problem for most of you. Some of you may have thyroid problems or some other sort of regulation or health problem, but most of you sound normal. To the fit in shape men out there sweating in their sleep, how many of you have been injecting progesterone based steroids into your bodies? Even if you are not on it now, your hormone regulation could be screwed up for the long term. Also I noticed some comments about waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep for an hour or so, this is not a sleep disorder it is part of your body's natural circadian rhythum, do not go out and take sleeping pills or anything to try and fix this, it is just screwing with how your body is trying to rest and will make you more tired in the long run. Bunch of hypocondriacs I swear.
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replied September 6th, 2011
I am having the same issues, but dont fit into those catagories listed Fabiancortez. I have had a complete hystorectomy, an gone thru menopause as well by 26 yrs old, right after the hysto. No health probs at all. The only thing I do know, is that the docs say, my metabolism has been all my life, 4 times faster then the normal person. No thyroid issue though, they have run every test under the sun for it, its all negative. Just natural metabolism rate is too fast. I am now almost 45, still have this problem an my metabolism is not slowing down as they thought it would by middle age. My great grandmother passed in her late 90's, thin an tall, an a redhead lol Same as me. I am her all over again. I am 5'7 an weigh just 115. Never varies more then 5lbs either way my whole life an had 3 children, including twins. I dont wake though thru the night. Just the opposite. I sleep like a rock! I cant be woken sometimes. They struggle to get me awake. I am too deep asleep. But I freeze at night due to my skin temp being so hot. Living in Florida, thats what happens when you get sunburned. Well, Im not sunburned, but its the same exact feeling. So I am not sure it can all be catagorized as in your post. But I am open to any ideas you may have, I would just once like to meet a guy, and be able to snuggle lol Havent ever been able to. I radiate too much heat!
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replied September 6th, 2011
Sleeping an body temperture rising
I am so glad to see so many like me!!!!! I dont get get hot though an throw covers off. Actually the opposite. My skin temp gets so high that I freeze all night long! I cannot be in temps under 78 at night. I sweat profusely, almost like breaking a fever, but I am not fevered. My core temp is about 97 when it happens. I am told by my ex hubby an the 4 bfs I have had since that I am like a radiator at night an no one can sleep close to me, or they sweat all night. I can also feel the sweat dripping off if we are touching. Otherwise, I am not even sweating at night. I freeze! I get so cold, but yet, to the touch, I am buring up. I have had this issue since i was a little girl an no one can figure out why. I was so relieved to see I am not alone here!
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replied September 9th, 2011
Hi all, I too have this problem for a month. It wakes me up & have to move to a cooler part of the bed to continue my sleep. Two measures have helped me a lot.
1. Finish your dinner before 8.00 PM. & go to sleep by 10.00 PM.

2. Get up early, around 4.30 - 5.00 AM & empty your bladder. If feel fresh & have work, go ahead or back to bed.
Hope these helps some !
(The above advice I got from an acupuncture practitioner)
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replied October 9th, 2011
Ice Cream Dreams
I agree with all of you, this also happens to me and the only funny part is that when it happens I always dream of ice cream. When I wake up, I must eat ice cream. lol
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replied November 2nd, 2011
Sleep disturbance
So many causes and problems with sleep disorders, but overheating seems to be common. There is a solution with biofunctional bedding that wicks moisture away so cools the body during the night. Shown to improve sleep by 60% in athletes who are prone to high core body temperature, so may be worth trying.
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replied January 1st, 2012
Possible Solution.........
Have your HYPOTHALMUS GLAND function checked. A good chiropractor/kinesiologist can help. There are supplements available (over the counter) and they have helped me. I stopped taking them a few months ago, and the sweats returned. Needless to say, I'm starting the supplements again. Best of luck to all.
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replied January 2nd, 2012
Extreme nite time body temps
I am also living this nightmare!!! i'm awake more than I'm asleep. I also wake with a terrible headache. my scalp is so dried out. it's not dandriff...i have clumps of dried skin that turn into sores. My beautiful hair was NOT grown an inch in years.imes a nite to several t up I get a drink and often sleep with Cold wet washclothes. PLZZZZZ help!
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replied January 2nd, 2012
Extreme nite time body temps
I am also living this nightmare!!! i'm awake more than I'm asleep. I also wake with a terrible headache. my scalp is so dried out. it's not dandriff...i have clumps of dried skin that turn into sores. My beautiful hair was NOT grown an inch in years.imes a nite to several t up I get a drink and often sleep with Cold wet washclothes. PLZZZZZ help!
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replied January 3rd, 2012
hey people...have you noticed if your spouses or yourselves, if they stop breathing when they sleep. this is called sleep apnea...for heat to escape our bodies we need oxyen. also i hadnt seen if any of you put if you sweat when having such high temperature but if you dont then thats another reason. heat escapes through sweat as well. alot of factors play with this problem. What you eat before bed. how well you digest before and during sleep. and the type of showers you take . if you tend to take hot showers or even luke warm water showers, that heat from the water stays in our body because we dont sweat it out. try drinking more water, cold or room temperature and see if that doesnt help. also drink alot of water during the day becasuse it will also help
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replied January 8th, 2012
My body temp rises everytime I sleep also. I remember being a child, thinking that naps make me sick. This has continued on my whole life. I don't normally sweat, just that my body gets very hot, and my husband says that he can feel it radiating off of me. Especially in the afternoons, I benefit greatly from a fan, to allow me to 'pull-out-of-it'. I have had a periodically recurring dream, that I know that I am sleeping, but can't wake up or make a sound. I think it is related, because those times I always finally pull out of it, but am sooooo hot. I normally feel a little like a slug, for about 20 mins after I wake up, then get back to normal. I am now mid 40's, and guess I just accepted that this is the way that I am. Sure would like to know.
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