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During Sleep My Body Temperature Rise to the 100's (Page 12)


January 7th, 2013
Human Space Heater
Wow...this is really crazy stuff! I had no idea there were so many people experiencing the same thing. I am literally a human space heater when sleeping. I too have to drop the temperature down to the low 60's to sleep at night.

I noticed several of you indicated you were native american. I am 1/16th myself. I know not a lot, but still enough to have a recessive gene. I wonder if there is a pattern going on here??
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replied September 30th, 2013
Yes i agree. It could be in part a gene issue. My wife who is the heather is part native american as well.

She alco craves sugar like i see other claiming..so maybe it has something to do with the liver as well... or thyroid...
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replied February 11th, 2013
"Me, too!"
The thing is, though, I'm not Native Anerican (at least as far as anyone's told me). I'm half Ilayaliam and half Puerto Rican. The moment I start feeling sleepy, I'll heat up, and it's actually really bothered a few of my bed partners, except two. One experienced the same phenomenon, so we were quite comfortable. The other is just cold-natured, so he'll scoot as close as possible and use me as a space heater.
I don't swear or anything, but sometimes I'll be pretty uncomfortable sleeping with another person because I guess they'll absorb the body heat I'm radiating and then give it back to me. And the thing is, I'm very cold-natured in the waking world.
I've theorized that maybe it had to do with metabolism. I have a decently high metabolism, so I figure maybe all that energy was causing me to heat up? I really don't know that much about how the human body works, though, I just know it's suppose to decrease in temperature during sleep.
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replied February 17th, 2013
Hot sleep
I also have this issue with heating up when I sleep. If I use a feather duvet, I sweat, but if I use a fleece blanket over my torso I am warm but not sweaty when I sleep. I fall asleep on the sofa with no blanket and wake toasty warm, but a few minutes of being awake and I start to feel cold.
I am a 35 year old female and 1/16th native american.
I am not completely sure when this started, but I know that I didn't have this problem when I was younger, as I remember being cold when I slept - I used to prefer sleeping in a heated waterbed or on a heated mattress pad. In high school, I went on a camping trip with a too thin sleeping bag and I woke at night shivering so hard I thought I would never be warm again.
I first noticed the heating when I was in my mid 20s - I would fall asleep on the sofa without a blanket in a cold room and wake up comfortably warm. Bedding makes a huge difference on how I wake up - a feather duvet that I can cyrl up in while reading becomes unbearable after a few hours asleep, and I wake sweaty and then I chill upon being awake for several minutes. I switched to using a waterproof mattress pad, and the sweating just got worse. However, if I use a blanket with less insulating or better wicking properties, I wake warm but not sweaty. And my cat treats me as her favorite mattress, especially at night.
Surely there is a common cause in all this somewhere, with so many people with the same symptoms!
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replied March 7th, 2013
Question
Do you guys dream profoundly? curious to know if there is a connection...
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replied April 1st, 2013
Another Blazing Furnace :-)
Wow, can't believe others suffer the same!! I have all the same "symptoms" cold hands and feet, love hot molten baths, don't sweat very much! Always cold except at night when I become a nuclear reactor, I don't mind it actually, I can feel the heat radiating off me as soon as I start relaxing in bed. If I wake up in the middle of the night, which is rare, and start reading the blazing heat goes away, but as soon as I put the book down and switch off the light, I can feel the furnace reheating!!

I have a very clean healthy diet, with perhaps too much chocolate Wink and am slim, very healthy and exercise daily. Although interestingly, don't sweat very much even during the most intense workout where the women are soaked to the skin with sweat, I'll have a light perspiration.

Forgot to add I'm Celtic so no Native American here, and def suffer from SAD. Interesting theories from everyone.

Great to know I'm not alone though Smile
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replied April 17th, 2013
Relief
Its so nice to know I'm not some kind of freak. I have had this since I was born. My mother has said that she could always tell when I was asleep because I would be dark red and really hot. I now have to have the ac down to the mid sixties and a fan blowing on me to be able to sleep. My feet and hands were always cold. I never could figure out how that could be possible. I thought I was the only one. My doctor would only look at me like I had bugs on my fa e when I tried to explain it so I just never told anyone else. Thank you all.
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replied April 21st, 2013
Hot flashes lol
I'm in my 20's and have done this for as long as I can remember. My fianc calls me his space heater. I pour sweat and have to sometimes change clothes. My legs get so uncomfortably hot I can't sleep. I joke that I'm having hot flashes. A nurse I work with suggested that I may have a form of anemia like she has. Your iron level isn't low but something that stores it could be low. I haven't had a CBC done but will at some point maybe you guys should as well. Another cause could possibly just be hormones not that anybody is menopausal esp the men lol but men also have estrogen, on another note sometimes stuff just happens part of the wonders of the human body.
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replied May 10th, 2013
same prob but in reverse sort of
No answers here yet, but a few good leads--I came looking for this because I MISS the hot sweaty sleeps. I had them my whole life, and then Cymbalta apparently broke something; the doctor od'd me and I had to stop abruptly because of the negative effects--my body temp went from my normal 99.5 to a new-normal 97.5. I developed horrible brain fog as a result and things spiraled down and now I have Graves' disease. A friend developed Hashi's after stopping the same drug. Given it's used to treat hot flashes, there has to be a link.

Either way, I want my heated sleep back! I never minded being hot and sweating--I had my best dreams, and always felt refreshed--like it was cleansing/detoxifying sleep.
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replied May 25th, 2013
Could it be we aren't sweating or 'working out'enough during the day to get the toxins out of our body?
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replied May 26th, 2013
It's probably not just me here that IS incredibly active throughout the day. (In fact, with the Graves' I'm often hyper-active lol) I was reading that the body detoxes during sleep as part of the reparative process; since then I've been taking my lipoic acid and methyl b-12 at night--every night if I'm in a toxic environement (like where I'm at now, with all the fabric softner on everything); every other night if I'm not exposed to anything for too long. But I also know I have the p450 detox path deficiency. I wonder if anyone here has anything similar...
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replied May 26th, 2013
It's probably not just me here that IS incredibly active throughout the day. (In fact, with the Graves' I'm often hyper-active lol) I was reading that the body detoxes during sleep as part of the reparative process; since then I've been taking my lipoic acid and methyl b-12 at night--every night if I'm in a toxic environement (like where I'm at now, with all the fabric softner on everything); every other night if I'm not exposed to anything for too long. But I also know I have the p450 detox path deficiency. I wonder if anyone here has anything similar...
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replied June 9th, 2013
What causes body temp to rise when relaxed?
I also get hot in my sleep but more importantly anytime I get comfortable my body temperature goes up. It is to the point that if somebody sits in the chair I just occupied they can actually feel the Heat and always comment on it. my employees think it's really funny and in the winter always want to sit in a chair i just occupied. I would just like to know what causes it. i also am cold unless the temperature is 85 plus Fahrenheit. I am Italian, no Native American . Healthy otherwise. 6 kids and none of them have the same issue.
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replied June 15th, 2013
Hi I've read all of your post but i can't seem to find anything about heating up while still being awake.My wife ends up moving to the other side of the bed when we sleep because of how much heat I put out, but i start sweating around like 8 in the evening and it just gets worse throughout the night.We sleep with a high powered fan running but at times that not enough for me.I mean I don't even feel the cold,it can be 10 below and lower and I'm still hot and sweating while outside with next to nothing on, and for my body temperature I can usually hold a thermometer and it read around 102 at any given time.Has anyone heard of anyone else like this or am I just screwed?
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replied July 2nd, 2013
Still looking for Answers Too! After another night of waking multiple times to turn the pillow or move to a cool spot in bed! I am a female in my 60's now and have been having this overheating while sleeping for many years. It seems to be getting worse. Otherwise, I am usually cold when others are comfortable or even warm. I eat a fairly healthy diet, am a bit overweight, exercise 5-6 time a week in various classes and walking. I do notice that it is harder to tolerate high summer temperatures in recent years, which I attribute to blood pressure meds. My only health problem is elevated blood pressure, although my blood work usually shows higher than normal inflammation in my body but no obvious cause the high CRP levels. I wonder if my body is fighting inflammation at night? Has anyone else considered this possibility?
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replied July 29th, 2013
My girlfriend has this problem.. I used to think I got hot at night but she is just ridiculous.. It's really hard to sleep next to her too because not only does she just radiate tons of heat she's constantly taking the blankets off and tossing and turning all night.. I feel bad because she tries to get closer to me but I just can't take it.. I have to wake her up and push her away or she will get me so uncomfortably hot I will start sweating.. I'd like her to get her thyroid and blood pressure checked, she's 20 and says its been happening as long as she can remember.. She also loves to sleep, I dont know if that matters but she can sleep at the drop of a hat and can easily sleep 10 plus hours a night..
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replied August 2nd, 2013
body heat
im partly from a native american decent as well my husband woke me up the other night to find me in sweat. i know i am naturally a warm person and i do complain of the house being too hot when everyone else seems fine (except my son he is like me too)
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replied August 17th, 2013
Teen-Temperature Problems.
I am only 17 years old, and have problems with this, too!
No matter where I sleep, how long I sleep or doze, what I'm wearing, etc-- my temperature rises to unbearable levels. I end up sweating, dizzy, and extremely nauseous, crampy, and end up on the toilet for at least 10 minutes.
I've done no actual research until now, but my family has a massive history of illness. Including things such as hypertension, heart conditions, diabetes, thyroid problems, cancer, etc.
I am also a small fragment Native American- I've seen a lot of comments about blood lines.
I will also throw out that I am clinically diagnosed with depression and anxiety issues, those seem to be contributing factors in many posts. Except- this problem didn't begin until after I stopped taking the medication I was on.
Who knows... Sad
As a teenager though, this highly concerns me. I don't know if I'm deathly ill, or if there's something that can be done with a diet change or medication...
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replied August 24th, 2013
Same here I don't know what to do?
I am only 16 years old soon to be 17 and I also get hot at night! During the summer I'll sleep in just shorts or with barley any clothes on and I start to sweat A LOT! I don't know what is wrong and I'd really like to find out. Then during the winter my body well start to sweat at night with just a thin Blanket and I'll have to take off my shirt and sleep with barely any clothes but still wake up sweaty.
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replied December 28th, 2013
This is one answer
Some or most of your guys' night heating issue is because of your body's overreaction to healing itself, which is an autoimmune disorder. There is nothing you can do about it, that's just how you turned out. Avoiding physical activity (so that you do not need to repair muscle tissue as much) and staying away from allergens and germs is about the most you can do to minimize your body needing to repair itself in the first place.
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replied January 1st, 2014
I just bought a new mattress with plush topper about 30 days ago. After sleeping on 5 days every part of my body on the mattress from the waste down would get hot - almost to the point of stinging. I have tried just about every kind of mattress topper available to stop the stinging, but nothing helps. I just noticed today that while laying on my recliner I experience the same stinging sensation in the below the below the waste areas. If anybody comes up with a solution I would like to hear it.
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replied January 19th, 2014
adrenal fatigue/insufficiency
There seem to be several causes of high body temp from the posts above. The one I'm aware of and which I think is true for me is adrenal exhaustion. From a Chinese medicine point of view the adrenals play a role in body temp regulation. They can be compromised by stress, poor/deficient diet particularly too much sugar (including alcohol), salt, caffeine, insomnia (vicious cycle) etc. Symptoms are many but include night sweats/heat and feeling cold during the day. Reducing stress levels and rest (particularly in the winter when we are supposed to need more) can really help as well as various supplements and herbs (Biocare are good and have a good advice line). I'm not an expert so its something I'd like to learn more about.
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replied January 25th, 2014
I am happy to see I am not the only person suffering from this,it's late January in England and every day this week I have slept with every window open at my disposal (it's freezing in the room/rooms I have been sleeping in my girlfriend won't stay in the same room) I still within an hour heat up to the point I am leaving my body shape behind in a sweaty shadow. I am 23 and never suffered from this until 2 months ago and it now happens every night anyone else had this creep up on them
In there life especially in there Early 20s?
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