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Doctor insights on: Hot Body Temperature While Sleeping

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Why do we have a high body temperature while sleeping?

Why do we have a high body temperature while sleeping?

We don't.: Most people don't run a higher temp while sleeping. It's the same as usual, because we are mammals, warm-blooded, and maintain homeostasis. During certain parts of sleep, the body temperature regulation temporarily stops, but those times are pretty short and don't change the overall body temp. Most people sleep a little better when the room temperature is a little cooler than during the day. ...Read more

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Why does my body temperature get so high when I sleep?

Sleep disorder: Certain sleep disorders can trigger the release of stress hormones (cortisol) which can then cause the production of catecholamines. These can increase heart rate, blood pressure and elevate body temperature...Causing sweating.
Someone trained in sleep medicine can order some tests and provide more information, if desired. ...Read more

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My body temperature rises while I sleep. Is this normal?

My body temperature rises while I sleep. Is this normal?

Sleep disorder: Certain sleep disorders can trigger the release of stress hormones (cortisol) which can then cause the production of catecholamines. These can increase heart rate, blood pressure and elevate body temperature...Causing sweating.
Someone trained in sleep medicine can order some tests and provide more information, if desired. ...Read more

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Does body temperature rise during sleep for children or adults?

Does body temperature rise during sleep for children or adults?

Yes: Yes it rises for both, a little more for women and children than adult men. This is part of the natural cricadian rhythm. ...Read more

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Why does my body temperature increase when I am sleeping?

Why does my body temperature increase when I am sleeping?

How do you know?: How do you take your temperature without waking up? Your temperature varies during the day being highest in the early evening. ...Read more

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If woken during sleep, I feel sick, very weak and vomit bile. I get cold sweats and body temperature fluctuate s.

If woken during sleep, I feel sick, very weak and vomit bile. I get cold sweats and body temperature fluctuate s.

See your doc soon!!!: Your symptoms may be sign if infectious process in gall bladder area or elsewhere! fever, nausea, vomiting grand attention to be seen asap by medical profesional! ...Read more

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Hi I have a 4yr old that sweats a lot when sleeping. His body temperature is 99.3. What can be causing this? His pediatrician saysits normal I'm worried

Hi I have a 4yr old that sweats a lot when sleeping. His body temperature is 99.3. What can be causing this? His pediatrician saysits normal I'm worried

Sweaty sleeper: Some kids are sweaty, some with stimulation, say, from a dream. Is your child growing and gaining weight? Happy and playful? Dress in light cotton sleepwear and breathable covers. ...Read more

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Lower than average body temperature, and fast healing vs always hot and slow healing. Myths?

Lower than average body temperature, and fast healing vs always hot and slow healing. Myths?

Yes: Somebody took a basic chemistry course and learned that most chemical reactions proceed faster at higher temperatures. They generalized this to the complex business of human healing, without any justification. ...Read more

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Sir my question is that my body temperature is always hot even if its cold nd when I m not having fever also it is still hot?

Sir my question is that my body temperature is always hot even if its cold nd when I m not having fever also it is still hot?

It's HOT in UAE!: Hi. Where you live must make your feeling hot even worse! I would suggest you see your doctor. You could have some unrecognized infection or hyperthyroidism; other things are possible too. Starting off with some basic labs (CBC/diff, TSH and free T4, CMP, ESR) would be a good start. Good luck, and stay in the air conditioning! ...Read more

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Hi docs when compare to other bodies I feel my body is always hot at any time. My body temperature is always hot. What can be the reason?

Measure temperature: When u take your temperature is it truly elevated? Normal is 98.6.Fever is considered to be 99.6 or higher. If it is truly elevated, see your doctor who may wish to rule out infection or hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What can cause hot flushing / elevated body temperature?

What can cause hot flushing / elevated body temperature?

Hormone. Fever: There are several cause for hot flushing. Most common causes are fever, hormonal imbalance, endocrine gland tumor. ...Read more

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When your body temperature is real hot and you always get cold chills through your body what does that mean?

When your body temperature is real hot and you always get cold chills through your body what does that mean?

It's all physiology: Bacteria and viruses that cause human illnesses have specific requirements; oxygen, sugar, protein, and a limited temperature range for life and replication. Immune system messengers, cytokines, cause the perception iof chilling which causes lots of rapid muscle contractions (shivering) generating heat (fever) slowing pathogen reproduction. With chills we bundlle up & reduce body heat loss ...Read more

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I Sweat doing everyday tasks but my body temperature is low at approx 36.2 - 36.5 degrees Celsius while I am very hot. What could be causing this?

Sweat & temperature: Low body temperature and sweating indicates there's a problem with the hypothalamus which plays a vital role in regulating the temperature in the body. Also hypothyroidism and other metabolic disorders can be the cause. See your PCP for check up, tests and evaluation. ...Read more

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I've heard eating or taking a hot shower can temporarily affect body temperature. By how much and how long should I wait after either to take my temp?

I've heard eating or taking a hot shower can temporarily affect body temperature. By how much and how long should I wait after either to take my temp?

This is an: Interesting question that I've never heard asked or answered before so I will give you my best educated guess: I would say an hour. It is very possible your temperature will be normal sooner than that, but I would think an hour would allow things to normalize. I can't imagine there is actually any experimental or scientific literature on this question. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Hi, so my problem started about four months ago and still going on, I amhaving body temperature about 36.8-37.1. And my face is hot. What could it be?

Hi, so my problem started about four months ago and still going on, I amhaving body temperature about 36.8-37.1. And my face is hot. What could it be?

Thyroid issues?: There are many causes of temperature fluctuations. Some basic labs may help to find the problem. It would be a good idea to get a TSH level tested. You should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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My body temperature got really hot and woke me in the middle of the night then heart started to race.

My body temperature got really hot and woke me in the middle of the night then heart started to race.

Hormonal changes?: Those symptoms possibly due to menopause if associated with night hot flashes, sweating, irritability, mood changes, vaginal dryness, stress incontinence/leaky urine, insomnia. Check with your doctor for a better assessment and good history and physical.. Remember, menopause its not a disease, it's a normal stage in the life of a woman. ...Read more

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Hi I have a question. I have a normal body temperature rate but my body is always hot. Is there any way it can stop?

Hi I have a question. I have a normal body temperature rate but my body is always hot. Is there any way it can stop?

Measuring Temp: Most accurate measure of core body temperature is to collect some urine and immediately measure the temperature. You can then measure your surface body temperature. You can rent an IR measuring device and scan your body to see if you have any unusual skin findings! ...Read more

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My body temperature goes up a lot at night. Comes and goes. Not always that way. I get too hot for my husband to be beside me.?

My body temperature goes up a lot at night. Comes and goes. Not always that way. I get too hot for my husband to be beside me.?

Need physician help: First, you need to document that you really have a fever. Check your temperature every 4 hours around the clock for a few days. Presuming it to be up at night, you need to see your physician for a thorough evaluation. Both your home life and your medical future require it. ...Read more

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I can't seem to regulate my body temperature. I get extremely hot then ice cold and it happens most at night. What would cause this is happen?

Nothing serious: Would like to know more information, but in the absence of tremor, weight loss or gain, new medications, then is not likely to be a sign of illness! If other symptoms develop then seek medical attention ...Read more

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My body temperature is ususally 36.6 C however in hot days it changes and rises up to 37C or 37.3C. I am worried, why is this happening, is it normal?

My body temperature is ususally 36.6 C however in hot days it changes and rises up to 37C or 37.3C. I am worried, why is this happening, is it normal?

Yes: Normal temperature is a range from 36.1 C to 37.7 C.
It is normal for a person's temperature to fluctuate over the course of the day. We are coldest in the morning and warmest in the late afternoon to early evening. It is also normal to be hotter after exercise or being in a warm environment. ...Read more

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If the body temperature gets cold and hot is that a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

If the body temperature gets cold and hot is that a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

These are irrelevant: For diagnosis of this disorder. If you are pre-occupied with this diagnosis, the more relevant question is why? What psychological benefit does a possible diagnosis of fatal insomnia give to you? Some patients secretly wish that they have a rare disorder so that they can attract attention and become special or famous. Even when provided evidence to the contrary, they have a hard time accepting. ...Read more

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My ears tend to get hot randomly. Whenever I am in a hot location my ears get very hot, but my body temperature stays the same.?

My ears tend to get hot randomly. Whenever I am in a hot location my ears get very hot, but my body temperature stays the same.?

Hot Ears: When the blood vessels located near the surface of the skin dilate for a brief amount of time, the volume of blood circulating in that direction increases, rapidly. The excess blood circulation generates heat, which get transferred to the superficial skin. Causes can include anger, stress, allergies, medications, hormones and sun burn. ...Read more

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Had upppp + tonsillectomy, currently 2days post op. Body temperature is up and down 34 - 38.1 c. Hot/cold flushes, normal? Crushing abbocillin

Had upppp + tonsillectomy, currently 2days post op. Body temperature is up and down 34 - 38.1 c. Hot/cold flushes, normal? Crushing abbocillin

UPPP/Tonsillectomy: Hello, patients recovering from this surgery have a tough road for a week or two. The symptoms you are describing are typical. Each surgery if different. Your surgeon may have had an easy closure of the oropharyngeal tissues or not. The tonsils may have left a large or small cavity. These differences dictate changes in recovery expectations. Check with your surgeon for post op expectations. ...Read more