July 8, 2013 at 6:04 pm #7793
I’ve been eating for heat for about 5 weeks. Just before I started this, I started getting hot during the night. Yes, I’m in menopause (barely) but it never happened before so I doubt that’s it. I’d been eating a lot of chocolate right before the night sweats started so wondered if that was it. Now, I’m trying to raise my temp – it’s been 98 once but otherwise hanging out in the 97s – but I am hot at night. So wake to pee (still more often than it should be), get back in bed and sweat. Throw off the covers, then get cold. Add the covers and hopefully go to sleep again. I started the diet slowly because I’d been eating no grain, no sugar and it was a big adjustment. Still gluten-free but testing it. (I actually have a gluten-free blog so this has been a major shift :) Thanks!July 9, 2013 at 11:05 am #7871Matt StoneKeymaster
It’s often ‘dumping’ adrenaline in the night that causes night sweats, but if you are warming up in general and didn’t have this problem before, you are likely a little too cold when you get to bed, have too many covers, and thus get too hot in the middle of the night. At least that’s one scenario I’ve seen several times before.
P.S. – Chocolate gives me night sweats – if I eat it late that is. I even wrote this in one of my books.July 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm #8048
Thank you, Matt. I think I am too cold when I go to bed – at least my feet are. I was somewhat better last night and I ate a lot of carbs yesterday.
I’d read about chocolate in your book (I have Diet Recovery 2 and Eat for Heat). I didn’t think I was eating too much but maybe was. Since I’m recovering from stupid diets, I was trying not to avoid anything else. Still just testing gluten.July 9, 2013 at 10:28 pm #8060Matt StoneKeymaster
You can probably handle some chocolate earlier in the day. See about eating a substantial snack in the evening to the point where you go to bed pretty toasty warm with just a sheet on. Hopefully you’ll stay the right temp through the night.
If that’s an abysmal failure, get my attention somewhere and we can talk about some alternative solutions.July 9, 2013 at 10:40 pm #8064CazParticipant
can i suggest something. i think you should try sleep flat on your back. it takes a while to get used to but somehting i have noticed is that when i go to sleep on my side and i wake up in the middle of the night i am ALWAYS on my back. it shows my body has physically tossed itselt to get on my back and align my spine. i’m still yet to be able to get to sleep on my back but i will tell you how it goes :) i just noticed this last night lol. i have heard somewhere that when your spine isn’t align in your sleep it produces stress responseJuly 10, 2013 at 10:45 pm #8281
I’ll try the substantial snack. I’ve run into the problem on snacks that dairy and are not simpatico. It’s been that way since I was a baby. Can’t do the ice cream.
I’ve had to sleep on my back for almost two years because I would go numb on my side. Now I snore and my husband has to sleep elsewhere. My dream is to be able to sleep on my side. I’ve actually been getting better this week.
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