Hot/cold Is Keeping Me Up Most Of The Night

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Asked by smartin

Hot/cold Is Keeping Me Up Most Of The Night

For several months I've been waking up very hot at night and after I remove the covers wake up again later very cold and this goes on all night long and I am not getting much sleep. I went to a gynecologis a few months back and she did blood work including FSH and TSH and everything was good. What could this be? Please, I am desperate for any information. Thanks.

Answer

Hello

I am sorry this is happening...that must be so hard to deal with especially when you are trying to get a good night's sleep. So what did your doctor recommend to do...anything?

Here is an article we have on Health Central about how to manage hot flashes.

I would check for any external factors...is your thermostat on too hight, eating any spicy foods? Are you taking any medications such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety meds...some of these have side effects of hot flashes. This article about other causes than menopause for hot flashes says that conditions like hyperthyroidism can cause hot flashes.

I think the main thing is to find a way to get some sleep. Maybe you can ask your doctor for suggestions of sleep aids so that you are not constantly waking up in the middle of the night.

I hope this helps. Good luck to you.

Answered by Merely Me