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Wow I haven’t started a thread in so long…but I have a problem, and I just wanted to see if anyone knew a solution, or has the same problem.  

Ok here goes….EVERY night I wake up around 2:00a.m.-4:00a.m. soaking wet with sweat, and sometimes scared like I was just being chased.  This has been happening only for the last 6 months. WTF.  I wake up so upset like I just pissed in the bed or something.  Now the doctors are retarded they say three different things.  One says I workout late there fore when I go to sleep I’ll still sweat for a while….yeah ok.  The other said I could be having dreams that I don’t remember and they could cause me to sweat if they are of violent or sexual nature….yyyeeeaaahhhh that’s actually not a bad one.  The final one is one I might actually believe.  This doctor told me that I eat so much (5-6000 calories) and workout so hard that even in my sleep I’m still “working out”.  She told me that my metabolism is so high that I burn calories in my sleep. I can roll with that one. 

Does anyone have this problem or anything similar to it?...when I say I sweat…I mean I can take the pillow case off and wring it out…so soaked I need to dry off with a towel.  I wonder if all three are right, and I sweat so much because it’s a mixture of what all three doctors say….for example…maybe I’m dreaming of burning calories at a really late time…all while having sex.  Not sure…but it’s getting worse, and my training has only intensified a tiny bit.

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Only when I'm working at it! ;)

the times i've had night sweats were when i was drinking too much caffeine

but aside from that, i'd agree with the third explanation

and maybe suggest you turn the thermostat down at night?

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

the times I've had night sweats were when i was drinking too much caffeine

but aside from that, I'd agree with the third explanation

and maybe suggest you turn the thermostat down at night?

 it was 56 degrees one time when I decided to try a little experiment...and I still had a full sweat.  I can't keep washing my damn sheets...lol...they are getting holes in them...

my b/f used to sweat at night. He's a roofer and is lifting, moving and eating non-stop so maybe it was b/c of the third explanation, high metabolism.

we just lost a few blankets, and opened the windows. doesn't happen anymore

ps. even now that it's 18* here at night, we still have one (sometimes two) blanket(s) on the bed and two open windows to get air circulating

I tried having no blankets, and even slept naked, and I STILL sweat with the fan on…the door open…the air cleaner on….I sweat in the gym less than I do in the bed.

 

I gotta find a solution though. 

hmmm... I'm stumped... sorry!

Original Post by krrpt08:

hmmm... I'm stumped... sorry!

 you feel the way I do....

I don't want to dehydrate myself either....

have you taken your temperature when you wake up drenched in sweat?

are you maintaining 98.6 or close to it?

 

I would talk to your doctor.

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

have you taken your temperature when you wake up drenched in sweat?

are you maintaining 98.6 or close to it?

 

 no... will do that though....

Original Post by soglialoro:

I would talk to your doctor.

 talked to three of them...

the purpose of sweating is to help your body maintain a consistent temperature

so if you wake up and take your temp before you get out of bed and it's in the neighborhood of 98.2-98.9, my next suggestion would be to try reducing the amount you eat by a 100-200 calories or so

see if that helps

if you still get the night sweats, i'd go to an endocrinologist

could be something abby normal

Think back to 6 months ago - did you change supplements; start taking any medication; change something in your diet; change your routine in any way? If this was sudden onset, then my guess would be that you changed something 6 months ago that brought it on.

Original Post by p0nda:

Think back to 6 months ago - did you change supplements; start taking any medication; change something in your diet; change your routine in any way? If this was sudden onset, then my guess would be that you changed something 6 months ago that brought it on.

 ummmm...to be honest I didn't change anything as far as my diet, but I did start to workout a little more intense... I take in about 5000 calories...I'll cut it down to 3000 (don't know if I can survive on 3000) and see what happens.  But see here is what's weird.  When I wake up in a drenching sweat...I just get up and dry off, but when I wake up in a sweat that's not too bad...I wake up like I just had a nightmare...sometimes I even cry, but I don't remember a thing. 

I'm freaking weird man...

Maybe you could set up a camcorder to slowly record you as you sleep. Then look at the tapes and see if you are thrashing around in your sleep. Do it for several nights and compare them.

Original Post by moonikins:

Maybe you could set up a camcorder to slowly record you as you sleep. Then look at the tapes and see if you are thrashing around in your sleep. Do it for several nights and compare them.

 Then post it on YouTube.

I didn't mean cut back by 1000-2000 calories - just a couple hundred calories - eat 3 less apples or something

i'm not sure how many calories you're using up at night while you're sleeping - maybe look up how many calories you burn while sleeping and cut back on one hour's worth?

if you work out that much, you need to eat enough

the crying thing sounds unusual

you don't recall having any dreams or nightmares?

sometimes you can feel like crying if your brain chemistry gets a little out of whack (serotonin balance, dopamine balance, GABA balance) - if this is the case, then you might want an integrative medicine doctor or a neurologist if you can't find one

 

Original Post by trhawley:

Original Post by moonikins:

Maybe you could set up a camcorder to slowly record you as you sleep. Then look at the tapes and see if you are thrashing around in your sleep. Do it for several nights and compare them.

 Then post it on YouTube.

 hahahahahaa

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

I didn't mean cut back by 1000-2000 calories - just a couple hundred calories - eat 3 less apples or something

i'm not sure how many calories you're using up at night while you're sleeping - maybe look up how many calories you burn while sleeping and cut back on one hour's worth?

if you work out that much, you need to eat enough

the crying thing sounds unusual

you don't recall having any dreams or nightmares?

sometimes you can feel like crying if your brain chemistry gets a little out of whack (serotonin balance, dopamine balance, GABA balance) - if this is the case, then you might want an integrative medicine doctor or a neurologist if you can't find one

 

 mmmmm...so I could be a mental case is what you're saying....that's what I think too.  damn...

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