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Why Do I Get Hot When I Sleep
Hot?: Coughing involves not only muscle contraction but also straining, increasing pressure in the abdominal cavity and also forcing air out of the lungs. This may make you feel somewhat "flushed" or temporarily warm. Also, you may have a fever from your illness. Being sick even without fever sometimes makes patients feel warm or flushed, which is part of the immune response. ...Read more
Depends: Hormone levels fluctuate throughout the day and can contribute to this, as can dream content, and simplest is room temperature vs your temperature. The body maintains its normal range (homeostasis) continuously, and if too many blankets or too hot a room, your body will sweat to cool itself. It could also be an indicator of fever and infection--so if applicable, see your dr. ...Read more
I don't know.: Is your home life chaotic or depressing? Are you alone at home with noone to to interact with? Is it just that you are too distracted by business to feel depressed when you are at work or school? These questions may help to answer your question. Do recommend that you see your physician for an evaluation and possibly a therapist to address your depressed mood. Take care. ...Read more
I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.
Hot Flashes at 26 ye: hot flashes is not common at 26 years of age. With your other symptoms of anxiety. Poor sleep, you need to be evaluated for hormonal imbalance including thyroid dysfunction. Do you have a history of anxiety, depression or bipolar illness. If you do, you may need to go see a psychiatrist to adjust your medications or start you on some. If you are otherwise healthy see a GYN. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid retention: If both ankles swell, the problem is not your ankles but your body retaining fluid. The 4 most common causes of fluid retention come from heart, lungs, liver or kidney. The only relationship that may be associated with less sleep is less time witih your feet elevated, so gravity brings the fluid down to your ankles. Try to keep them elevated during the day. ...Read more
Sleep apnea : Sweating during sleep can be caused from a variety of problems including sleep apnea, medication side effect, hormonal changes and infection. In my practice sweating is one of the physical signs of apnea (stopping breathing) so a sleep study would be very reasonable if the others above are ruled out. ...Read more
Circulation changes: Anxiety has many physiological consequences including increased heart rate, increased respiratory rate, dry mouth, increased frequency of urination and changes in peripheral circulation. Your hands might get cold as a result of reduction in blood flow to your hands. Numbness and tingling can also result. Some of these peripheral consequences can be mitigated by the use of a beta-blocker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They tire also: When an individual is tired, the likelihood is that they have also "tired" their eyes out as well. When you read or look at the computer, for example, you do not blink as frequently as normal. After hours of doing this the eyes become dry, creating a tired, heavy sensation. Lubricating eye drops can relieve the sensation, but if you are that tired, a good nap is probably a better option! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Connected: It is very common for individuals when anxious to experience gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea. The wiring between the brain and the gut is quite complex and bidirectional. Thus the gut influences the brain and the brain the gut. One example is when acutely anxious/feeling threatened blood flow is diverted away from the GI tract as it is needed to elsewhere to let us fight/flee. ...Read more
Many reasons: There could be many reasons. Anxiety, stress, underlying medical (including sleep) issues, and of course improper sleep hygiene. Try to avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, large meals, bright lights, and electronics (tv, smart phone, computer, etc.) before bedtime. And go to sleep and wake up at the same time everyday. Hope that helps! ...Read more
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