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I am curious as to why during the night when I sleep I have excessive body heat that wakes me up and I have to take a shower or drink something cold?

I am curious as to why during the night when I sleep I have excessive body heat that wakes me up and I have to take a shower or drink something cold?

Hormonal: Are your periods still quite regular? Nighttime or bedtime heat intolerance can be due to menopausal changes or overactive thyroid. Is your temperature elevated? Too hot a bedroom or too many bedclothes? Your physician can arrange the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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My mother 92 yrs old feels excessive body heat and itching she can't sleep, please help.

My mother 92 yrs old feels excessive body heat and itching she can't sleep, please help.

See your doctor: There are many types of itching. See your doctor to have this problem evaluated. A dermatologist would be great. ...Read more

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Excessive body heat all day, worse when asleep, not cold. Internal body temp fine. Radiate so much that can't stand clothes. Possible thyroid issue?

Excessive body heat all day, worse when asleep, not cold. Internal body temp fine. Radiate so much that can't stand clothes. Possible thyroid issue?

Possible.: This is one of the potential symptoms of hyperthyroid. By the time this symptom shows up people generally have a tremor, great energy, a high resting heart rate and insomnia, but not always. ...Read more

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When I go to sleep at night my body heats up significantly, also my body tends to heat up dramatically just before I randomly fall asleep. Anything?

When I go to sleep at night my body heats up significantly, also my body tends to heat up dramatically just before I randomly fall asleep. Anything?

Sleep and body temp: Body temperature more commonly decreases towards bedtime and during sleep. However, during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep (when dreams are occurring), the brain’s temperature-regulating cells switch off and let your body temperature be determined by how warm or cool your bedroom is. Soaking in a warm tub prior to bedtime may help to avoid getting overheated at bedtime and during sleep. ...Read more

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Every time I sleep my body acts like a furnace. I literally heat up the room making it uncomfortable for my husband and myself.(do this by myself too)?

Every time I sleep my body acts like a furnace. I literally heat up the room making it uncomfortable for my husband and myself.(do this by myself too)?

Lab work: Your doc can do some lab work to help determine if your metabolism, thyroid, hormones, etc. Are out of balance. He/she can then provide treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I woke up freezing and my whole body hurt. My room is so cold anyways that I sleep with a heating blanket on low to feel comfortable, and I'm still cold even when I'm under it. I was still freezing (constant chill bumps even) when I walked outside in 85 d

I woke up freezing and my whole body hurt. My room is so cold anyways that I sleep with a heating blanket on low to feel comfortable, and I'm still cold even when I'm under it. I was still freezing (constant chill bumps even) when I walked outside in 85 d

Getting sick?: It sounds like he may be coming down with something. Chills are good indicator that he may be running a fever. Drink lots of water and get rest. If you are having symptoms that are concerning to you, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why do I feel really hungury and after I eat I become extremely exhausted, my body feels heavy where I need to sleep I can my heat race a slow down?

Why do I feel really hungury and after I eat I become extremely exhausted, my body feels heavy where I need to sleep I can my heat race a slow down?

Normal: After eating more blood is diverted to go tract and so u feel lazy and sleepy. 20 mint rest after meals is good for health. More than 30 mnts causes many medical problems. Eat small and frequent meals to avoid lethargy. ...Read more

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Is sleeping nude good for body? At my place there is much heat & humidity so unable sleep with clothes on. Will my parents agree for it?

Is sleeping nude good for body? At my place there is much heat & humidity so unable sleep with clothes on. Will my parents agree for it?

Hard to comment: Humans have evolved from living in caves, nude and in jungle to living in communities and societies wearing clothes. In today's day and age you are better off sleeping with payjamas than nude, clothes protect you from unwanted bites from bed/lenin mites too. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with Gerd. I'm having slight chills and body is heating up making it uncomfortable to sleep. Feel nauseous. What to do to feel better?

Was diagnosed with Gerd. I'm having slight chills and body is heating up making it uncomfortable to sleep. Feel nauseous. What to do to feel better?

Seek medical help.: I know, you did seek medical help...thought HealthTap. But I cannot easily attribute your symptoms to GERD, and I feel something else may be going on that needs medical attention and testing. ...Read more

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18months had 3x Pneumonia history. Excessive sweating while asleep. We put prickly heat powder sweating stop but his back cold to touch any side effect?

18months had 3x Pneumonia history. Excessive sweating while asleep. We put prickly heat powder sweating stop but his back cold to touch any side effect?

TB check: Hi. Has the infant been around people with active TB? I've had patients from your country where every family member there in the Philippines had TB. I don't need to tell you TB is very prevalent there. Is the infant gaining weight appropriately? Please take the baby to a pediatrician who is tireless in looking for the cause of the pneumonia and sweating. ...Read more

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Would it be recommended to sleep with a heating pad at night?

Would it be recommended to sleep with a heating pad at night?

NO: Do not ever sleep with an electric heating pad on. You could burn your skin, cause a fire, or become entangled in the cord, possible strangulation. Never fall asleep with the heating pad. ...Read more

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What makes a 65yr woman unable to sleep because of her sudden feeling of heat at night for a month?

What makes a 65yr woman unable to sleep because of her sudden feeling of heat at night for a month?

Hot flashes: By sudden feelings of heat I assume you are experiencing something like hot flashes, which are a classic sign of menopause, which is common in women 62 and older (often usually starts before this age). The symptom is readily treatable with estrogen hormones (most common) and a few other atternatives. Certain medications could also cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What makes a 62-year-old woman to be unable to sleep because of sudden feelings of heat at night?

What makes a 62-year-old woman to be unable to sleep because of sudden feelings of heat at night?

Hot flashes: By sudden feelings of heat I assume you are experiencing something like hot flashes, which are a classic sign of menopause, which is common in women 62 and older (often usually starts before this age). The symptom is readily treatable with estrogen hormones (most common) and a few other atternatives. Certain medications could also cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 27 female. I need help with my thoughts I'm afraid to sleep and I'm afraid of heat. I have to be so cold just to breathe good to me?

I'm 27 female. I need help with my thoughts I'm afraid to sleep and I'm afraid of heat. I have to be so cold just to breathe good to me?

I'm sorry: To hear that you have to deal with something like this. I know it's probably very difficult and applaud you in your desire to seek help. You're best bet is to work with your primary care doctor to get a referral to a psychiatrist and/or a therapist in your local area. That's a good point to start from to get you on the right track. ...Read more

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How can I sleep cozy in bed when it's cold and I have no heating?

How can I sleep cozy in bed when it's cold and I have no heating?

Bedding: Flannel sheets and microfibre fleece can be awesome when it is cold out. Of course comforters or layered blankets on top. You can take sheets right out of the dryer before you sleep on them. Stay toasty. (:. ...Read more

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Will I sleep better on a heating pad?

Will I sleep better on a heating pad?

Not necessarily: Most people sleep best in a slightly cool environment. Too much heat could disrupt sleep. In really cold environment an electric blanket may be helpful. It is also dangerous to sleep on a heating pad due to risk of getting burned. ...Read more

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I have pain on my right side, waist area for a week. Laying down it goes away. No prob sleeping. Going up/down steps its worse. Heat helps. I'm 55yo F.

I have pain on my right side, waist area for a week. Laying down it goes away. No prob sleeping. Going up/down steps its worse. Heat helps. I'm 55yo F.

Needs examination: Your symptoms could be hip arthritis to possible sciatica or spinal canal narrowing. You really could use a good general examination and then, possibly a specialist referral. If you'd like to set up a private virtual consult I'd be happy to go over your case in more detail. Please write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to set up an appointment if you'd like. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers to sleeping on a heating pad every night?

Are there any dangers to sleeping on a heating pad every night?

SLEEPING HEATINGPAD: Yes it can be dangerous, some heating pads can cause burns. You have to read the instructions and follw them. So be caefull. ...Read more

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For about 5 years I've been experiencing intermittent hotness in my thighs when I try to go to sleep at night. There's no tingling or pain, just heat

For about 5 years I've been experiencing intermittent hotness in my thighs when I try to go to sleep at night. There's no tingling or pain, just heat

Thyroid: Your thyroid gland regulates your metabolism. Maybe it needs to be checked. Body temperature is usually the same all over. See if your blankets or clothes are causing excess warmth. Intermittent warmth could also be a vascular problem.
See your doctor for check up and lab work for your thryoid gland. ...Read more

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Does sleeping with a heating pad close to my heart bad for my heart?

Does sleeping with a heating pad close to my heart bad for my heart?

NO: It has absolutely NO effect on your heart!
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Help I get breathless very fast while singing walking sleeping or even simply sitting help I can hear my heat beat when i het breathless?

Help I get breathless very fast while singing walking sleeping or even simply sitting help I can hear my heat beat when i het breathless?

See a doctor: May be poor conditioning but you need to be evaluated with monitoring and exercise testing. Start with an internist who may refer you to a cardiologist. Without knowing your age it is harder to answer questions. ...Read more

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I pulled my hamstring while playing basketball. It has been 5 days. It still hurts when I stretch. I have been applying ice/heat combo. It becomes really hard to sleep at night due to the pain.

Need ultrasound: You have probably torn your hamstring. Most muscle injuries are strain injuries where you pull the muscle when you stretch too far too fast. Full or partial thickness tears take longer to heal and are more painful. An ultrasound will determine what the injury is but you will probably benefit from physiotherapy if conservative measures aren't working. ...Read more