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Every Night Waking Up Overheated, With "Pins And Needles"

My overheating very predominantly comes on in the early hours of the morning; every morning Grrrrrr. I am not sweating. My skin doesn't feel excessively overheated except where insulated by the mattress. I took my temperature once and found it to be normal.

Ambient temperature is a catalyst but not really a cause. Hot summer nights (say 20 degrees plus celcius) mean the heating comes on earlier and is more persistent than say single figure temperatures.

When the heating comes on (between 1 am - 6 am typically) I can get up and lie on a cold leather couch with a sheet only then swap to a different leather couch etc etc. The cold leather dissipates the heat after a while and by swapping I can keep the surface cold. I do all sorts of things to dissipate the heat.

The sleep deprivation is distressing and it's every night. It's about heat but it also has a discomfort a bit like "pins and needles" or a bit like a rough sandpaper being against the skin but not moving. It's a discomfort more than a pain. The issue is in the torso of the body and upper arms mainly. It's like I need to jump into a fridge for a while then I can get back to sleep.

When I go to bed I am normal but I know what's coming and it's like the tide it always comes. So let's hear what advances we can make because this seems to be uncommon and my doc has yet to come up with anything to relieve the symptoms.

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Feb 26, 2015
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By way of an update - This condition evolves a bit so it’s useful to provide more info. I have had a course of different naturopathy drops with unclear results. I am using tissue salts and while the result is also unclear I have had improvement over about 4 months of taking them.
Clearly while I feel overheated sometimes my thermometer clearly says I am not. I am thinking now that the tingling and discomfort (like sandpaper lightly rubbed on my body) is nerve or sensory receptor related. The link to temperature is very strange. Clearly while my body temperature is not raised I can lessen the effect by cooling the body down and by having so few bedclothes on that in itself it is sometimes uncomfortable. Currently I am sleeping til about 5am then getting very broken and disturbed sleep after that. Up until 18 months ago I would sleep (apart from prostate toilet stops) til the alarm woke me after 7 am. The condition is sleep derivative and confusing as to cause. Body temperature is also confusing - often I am uncomfortable with some tingling but at times I cannot actually tell whether I am hot or cold. Wacky? I sometimes pull on bed covers and sometimes get improved comfort and other times I invoke more severe tingling. Anyone sharing any of these conditions and able to comment will be really, really, welcome.

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