/ Can't sleep - Too hot/too cold

Please Register as a New User in order to reply to this topic.
balmybaldwin - on 12 Jan 2017
I have not slept for more than an hour nowsince the weekend and I'm beginning to go a bit crazy.

My problem is I keep waking up way too hot and covered in sweat, despite only having a 4.5 Tog duvet on the bed

I'm actually a little cold when I get into bed, but pretty much as soon as I actually go to sleep I wake up roasting hot.

I do have a bit of a cold round me, but no temperature, I think principally my problem is lack of sleep.

Has anyone had this before, any ideas how I can tr to get some sleep?
mypyrex - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to balmybaldwin:

SERIOUSLY if it is happening regularly get it checked out by GP. It can be but one symptom of something serious or it might be nothing. I speak from experience.
balmybaldwin - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to mypyrex:

Its not what I'd call regular.... just these last few days but will bear in mind
Scarab9 - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Can't help except with sympathy.

I actually slept last night (hurrah!) but it's the first time since about a week before Xmas that I have properly. Most nights literally 2 hours and wide awake the rest of the night. Nothing worked. (I get patches of insomnia but this has been the worst ever.)

I do wake up now and then drenched in sweat too (generally) and mostly when the room is really cold. Not sure if I just wrapping up so much there's no airflow or what but it's horrible.
mypyrex - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Without wanting to be alarmist if it persists check if you have any other symptoms but do NOT get paranoid.
NottsRich on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Have you had a cough/blocked sinuses (like many other people at the moment) in the last few weeks? Seems to be particularly nasty. I've had it/getting over it, and also get the hot/cold sweats at night, even though most other symptoms have faded.
Timmd on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Could you open your window a crack and see if that helps? I can find I need a window open even when it's quite cold.
Timmd on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to balmybaldwin:

If it continues after the cold has gone I guess that could be the time to think about whether it's something bigger?
balmybaldwin - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to NottsRich:

Yes, hopefully its just that then
galpinos on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Have you checked your temperature when you wake with the sweats? If you're ill, I think it's about 3/4am when your natural defenses are at their lowest.

If your temp is high, paracetamol might help?
Orange - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to balmybaldwin:

If you have got whatever cold's going round, here's another vote for paracetamol.
Worked like an absolute dream for my fever, migraine, sore throat, etc, from last week's cold.

Big Ger - on 13 Jan 2017
In reply to balmybaldwin:

It doesn't go below 28 degrees in our bedroom at them moment, and it's only going to get worse. I could move the mattress into our lounge, where we have aircon, but that sounds like a 787 taking off, so swings and roundabouts.
DubyaJamesDubya - on 13 Jan 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

> It doesn't go below 28 degrees in our bedroom at them moment, and it's only going to get worse.

Why??

Big Ger - on 13 Jan 2017
In reply to DubyaJamesDubya:

It's summer here.
Duncan Bourne - on 13 Jan 2017
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Menopause?

You have my sympathies though
ads.ukclimbing.com
balmybaldwin - on 13 Jan 2017
In reply to balmybaldwin:

I have today awoken from a lovely 10 hours of slumber... didn't change anything but I guess the house was cooler due to the snow/coldfront

Please Register as a New User in order to reply to this topic.