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    So my usual waking body temp is 97.2. The morning after I have few adult beverages my waking temp is usually well over 98. Any ideas as to why?

    Insider Fuzzy

    “Your body temperature actually drops during the night and usually at its coldest about two hours before you get up.

    But when you’ve been drinking, your liver is madly metabolising all the alcohol, breaking it down to get it out of your blood stream. This is a really exothermic process which means it produces a lot of heat. Your liver is actually the main heat-producing organ in your body anyway. When it’s working extra hard you’re producing a lot more heat than usual. Added to that alcohol stops you from being able to thermo-regulate. When you’re too hot, you sweat to cool down – the alcohol stops your body from being able to do that. This combined with much more heat being produced by your liver really makes you heat up in the night.”


    Wouldn’t that also mean that too much heat =an overburdened liver, even if able to sweat? It seems odd to me that someone would be super sweaty all the time!


    I know that on the nights I have a few drinks I sweat like mad throughout the night. I’m sure that the rise in temp that I see the morning after I drink is in no way a “good” thing ( although it would be nice if it was). I was just curious if anyone else had ever noticed this.


    Great answer, Insider Fuzzy.

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