Cold at night, hot in the morning

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   Posted 9/22/2008 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone experienced this? At night, I get really cold, sometimes so cold that turning the air up to 80˚F and putting on layers of sweats and blankets doesn't help. A few times, the only way I could warm up was to take a hot shower. Then in the morning, I wake up HOT and sometimes sweat.

It was really bad years ago, before I was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia, and I figured it must've been related to that. It got better, but now it's happening again, just not quite as severely as then.

Anyone have any ideas or experiences?
~ Bee

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   Posted 9/22/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Part of our normal rhythm is to get cooler at night (helps us sleep) and warmer in the morning (tells us to wake up) -- but it sounds like you are hitting extremes in both the AM & PM.

One thing I do that helps a bit is an electric blanket that turns off after a set period of time (they are usually either 10 or 12 hours). Mine is 10 hours, so I turn it on high about 11 hours before I want to get up (3 hours before an 8-hr sleep). So the bed gets toasty, and when I get in I turn it to stays on medium for 7 hours, then shuts itself off an hour before I get up. You may have to play with the timer to see what works for you -- I've had spells when I'm HOT after only 5 hrs of sleep, so I turn on the blanket much earlier....

The other thing is to let your doctor know about this. It could be related to a med or a vitamin deficiency he would want to address. Hormones can get messed up for us easily - it could be a simple thyroid problem...

Good luck - being the wrong temperature is a DRAG, I know!

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   Posted 9/22/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bee,

I hate to suggest this one . . . but peri-menopause??

Also . . . Lynnwood nailed it with the Thyroid issue that could be an easy fix.

I am also hot in the morning. It will actually chase me out of bed. Right now it is below 60 at night here and I have my windows open. * sighhhhhhh * But I can tell you that my bed is on fire at times. LOL!!


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