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Raised body temperature during sleep, ADHD and some questions and thoughts.

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  • Posted By: melby1980
  • June 4, 2009
  • 01:22 PM

I have ADHD-I, I also have sleep problems, I tend to spend most of my night in the REM stage of sleep and also suffer with REM (atonia not sure if it's the correct word) where you act out your dreams by either sleep walking or thrashing around in bed. I spend most of the later sleep or any daytime sleep in the SWS stage of sleep or deep sleep. I have noticed that my body temperature actually rises instead of dropping during this stage, I have had many complaints from both my ex husband and my current partner. I do not get night sweats with this, but my body temperature rises so high that I have had the comment that I am like an oven or furnace. Upon waking I have a lot of stomach and intestinal pain. I have recently read that sleep problems can be caused by a lack of melatonin, and that coincidentally the stomach and intestines produce a certain degree of this chemical. Not sure what the relation could be, but possibly my stomach and intestines are NOT producing this vital chemical?? Or possibly my body isn't processing it correctly?? Just tossing around ideas I suppose. Also I have always lived in a cooler climate and as a child and teenager my room was not insulated, I suffered extreme temperature fluctuations with the seasons, while in the winter I slept with about 8 large quilts on my bed awaking to frost on my floor, but amazingly enough I still could not sleep without a blanket in the summer despite the sweltering heat, just using a sheet didn't work due to the fact that I have sensory problems (cannot stand the feeling of having nothing over me while sleeping, or having a thin sheet on top of me).

When I was younger this also bothered me as well as I would conciously stick a foot or both feet out from under the blankets to help cool my body, and most of the time this worked!

Anyway I am just curious if anyone has any ideas if this is just a brain/body chemical producing problem (which would be my likely bet) or possibly something digestive?? I am just at a loss as there don't seem to be many answers out there. In my searching I have seen several other people with a similar problem. This has been a lifelong thing, thus I am positive it is not a fever due to an infection or outside cause.

Also on another note the body temp is so high in fact upon waking that drinking anything cold causes my stomach to cramp, I keep room temperature spring water near my bed so upon waking I can re-hydrate myself from sleep (I awake very dry as well). As a teenager I remember waking and running for the faucet and drinking for quite a while (lol directly from the faucet, glad I outgrew that habit!)

Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions PLEASE feel free to post them, even if you feel they may be silly, repetitive, or unrelated I would love to hear them!

Thank You!
Heated In New England!

(When I was younger I had horrible thoughts of internal combustion happening lol)

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