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Why Do I Get Really 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
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
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
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
The main issue: In pms is fatigue. During the menses there are low ovarian hormones. The drop affects some neurons of the brain decrease their ability to connect with other neurons making it more difficult to think well and lowering the threshold for stress ( more irritable). Low doses of some mood meds can help even if just used around the time of the cycle. If really problematic modafanil is a good med. ...Read more
Broad List: Many possibilities. It usually takes about another 10 questions asked by the doctor, or another 10 details about your observations offered to the doctor before the list of possibilites gets whittled down far enough to be manageable. The short answer is: Discuss it with your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vasodilation: The most likely cause of the external ears getting hot is a dilation of the blood vessels in the skin of the outer ear called the pinna. This is under control of nerves which you can not control. I suspect that other parts of your body may also have this problem. Sometimes, this is known as dysautonomia. A fancy term but it means that a part of the nervous system is firing off. See a physician. ...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
There is a more: complex reason, but simply the gastrointestinal tract is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and alterations thereof cause further alteration of the autonomic nervous system including sensations of sweating and peripheral blood vessel dilation causing the sensation of feeling hot. ...Read more
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