sleeping in the buff

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Registered: 04-03-2007
sleeping in the buff
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Wed, 06-12-2013 - 10:09pm

Hi

I'm not new to the board, but I rarely post. Have a question about sleeping in the buff. For years, I've suffered from chills and being cold any time I lay down, even for a nap on the couch, so I've always covered up. Suddenly, out of the blue, I'be been getting extremely hot when I lay down, sometimes I can even feel my face flushing. Does this happen to any one else?

After hearing that sleeping in the nude can generally improve your night's sleep, and especially for fibro patients, I've been trying it. It's been working well until the past couple days. Now I'm back to being cold. Can I expect bouts of this cycling between hot one night and cold the next?

Thanks.

Lynn

(a guy with fibro)

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Registered: 06-06-2000
Sun, 06-30-2013 - 2:50am
Anything that leads to fun times with your spouse is awesome! And your wife is right; you will find that after fighting off an infection, you will have body temperature fluctuations, and you will tend to sweat out the yucky stuff. I KNOW, there's a bunch of boring scientists who say that's just an old wives' tale, but in all my years as a mom, I know when the kids are drenched in sweat in the middle of the night, they'll be running around like nothing ever happened the next day.
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Registered: 04-03-2007
Tue, 06-18-2013 - 12:50am
Thanks. This helps a lot. I have to fiddle with the covers some to get things just right. If I kick off the covers, I freeze because we have the ceiling fan going (80 in the house, but today the high was 107 or so). If I completely cover up, then sometimes I swelter. If I can find just the right position for the sheet, and that usually takes a few minutes, then my shoulder's not getting cold. What hasn't helped is that I've had a prolonged bout of bronchitis. My wife, a nurse, told me that some of this was just my body fighting the bronchitis. Done with the antibiotics, so we'll see what happens. I have two hopes: first, that sleeping in the buff will help control my body temperature and my sleep, and second, that it may lead to some future fun times with my wife.
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Registered: 06-06-2000
Sun, 06-16-2013 - 12:43pm

Strange temperature fluctuations are pretty common with FM.  There are times I will be freezing when it's about 75 in my room and others when I'm a sweaty mess and it's 70 with a fan blowing on me.  If you are going to sleep hot and waking up freezing, you can try wearing some warm fuzzy socks to bed, and nothing else (I know, not the best look, but whatever).  That usually helps me.  At least no one's going to accuse you of being in menopause, which is what us girls get to listen to any time we raise this complaint with our docs, lol.

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Sat, 06-15-2013 - 11:30pm

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