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Body Temp Too High At Night

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 02, 2012 at 4:23 PM

For the past week and a bit I have been having trouble sleeping because I'm just boiling hot all night. I sleep with my window open, it's November, and I live in Canada. A temperate part of Canada, but still Canada. I don't have the heat on at all in my room, and I'm not hot just at the beginning, but all night. I normally like a cold room, but I'm usually comfortable sleeping.

Could this be some sort of metabolic issue?

My diet is the same as usual, meat, eggs, greens and root veggies. I get up early and don't generally eat past the afternoon. I'm 44 and female, and get lots of exercise. I just want to stop tossing and turning. Does anyone else have this problem?

I have considered menopause or peri menopause, but aren't the heat flashes supposed to come in flashes? Not eight-nine hour spells?

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on November 02, 2012
at 05:58 PM

OMG don't tell me he sleeps with socks on too! In all seriousness though, I wouldn't worry too much about this as long as you are not running a fever or having a panic attack/anxiety.

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on November 02, 2012
at 05:07 PM

I'll try the cold showers. I do have to walk the dog at night, but it's not exerting. I do sleep nude, but I can't stand the covers on at all right now. The bf and I don't share a room at all, because he cranks the heat in his bedroom, and I like it cold. Sleeping in a hot room makes me feel ill. He's got hypothyroid symptoms, which is why I'm wondering if I'm hav ing some metabolic spike.

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on November 02, 2012
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During the summer I was IFing by waiting until the afternoon to eat. When fall hit and I had to get the kid up early, I couldn't do that anymore, so now I eat about two hours after getting up, then in the afternoon and IF until the next morning. Lately, I've been all about broth and soups, so in the afternoon I've been having stew type things, no potatoes, but parsnips, squash, onions, turnips and beets in it. I mix it up with roasted chicken or pork, but yeah, all of a sudden, I'm a fool for root veggies. (That being said, I'm actually not pigging out on them, it's a reasonable amount).

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on November 02, 2012
at 04:48 PM

I made for a terrible college roommate my freshman year due to this. I think the biggest hassle though is that I feel like I end up having to change my sheets on weekly basis because they have a tendency to get damp with me in them after repeated use. It only helps somewhat, but I take a cold shower before bed many nights, sleep nude, and only use sheets with very high thread counts as my "comforter" (I just toss my real comforter on the floor when I get in bed). I also find that not exercising close to bed time is useful as well, but often-times compulsion gets in the way and precludes such a remedy.

Nothing groundbreaking, but I hope at least one of these things is useful to you.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on November 02, 2012
at 05:58 PM

OMG don't tell me he sleeps with socks on too! In all seriousness though, I wouldn't worry too much about this as long as you are not running a fever or having a panic attack/anxiety.

Cc3ce03985eac5ebcbb95fc2329f13b0

(7370)

on November 02, 2012
at 05:07 PM

I'll try the cold showers. I do have to walk the dog at night, but it's not exerting. I do sleep nude, but I can't stand the covers on at all right now. The bf and I don't share a room at all, because he cranks the heat in his bedroom, and I like it cold. Sleeping in a hot room makes me feel ill. He's got hypothyroid symptoms, which is why I'm wondering if I'm hav ing some metabolic spike.

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on November 03, 2012
at 04:11 AM

If you are otherwise healthy, it is most likely perimenopause. Hot flashes vary from woman to woman, some don't get them at all, so sure, you could have hot nights.

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on November 03, 2012
at 12:21 AM

Given all the toxins in our environment, I suspect that they play havoc with traditional female hormonal balance and regulation. You might be at the point in your life where you are not truly peri-menopausal but more sensitive to disruptions to your hormonal production and regulation systems. I suggest looking for a doctor with skill in dealing with these issues, preferably not a traditional endocrinologist, as that specialty seems full of practitioners with fully-orthodox mindsets.

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on November 02, 2012
at 05:09 PM

It really could be night sweats related to hormonal changes / perimenopause, and you might find that it goes away on its own relatively quickly, although it could also come back. I started having random hot flashes & night sweats at 45, but would literally have them 1 month and then not again for a year, and then for a couple months in a row and then they'd stop for 6 months -- it all seemed very random. And it did feel like I was hot all night, but no idea if I really was -- it could be just that when I was hot, I'd wake up.

Seriously doubt it is metabolic, but there are other possible medical conditions. Here is a basic page at WebMD:

http://www.webmd.com/menopause/guide/8-causes-of-night-sweats

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on November 02, 2012
at 04:42 PM

Are you doing IF? Alternatively, what are you eating for dinner and when?

Cc3ce03985eac5ebcbb95fc2329f13b0

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on November 02, 2012
at 05:01 PM

During the summer I was IFing by waiting until the afternoon to eat. When fall hit and I had to get the kid up early, I couldn't do that anymore, so now I eat about two hours after getting up, then in the afternoon and IF until the next morning. Lately, I've been all about broth and soups, so in the afternoon I've been having stew type things, no potatoes, but parsnips, squash, onions, turnips and beets in it. I mix it up with roasted chicken or pork, but yeah, all of a sudden, I'm a fool for root veggies. (That being said, I'm actually not pigging out on them, it's a reasonable amount).

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