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nick9912

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Hello everyone, frequent poster here, I’m sorry to bother you all with such a thing, I feel silly even for asking but I was wondering if anyone knew the difference between a night sweat and just overheating. I had just gotten over my fear of lymph nodes (after 5 months of worrying over one that swell up because of a skin infection) but at the beginning of the week and then again tonight I found myself having trouble falling asleep and then waking up feeling warm. Because I’m anxious I immediately tried to feel around my body and my sheets to see if they were wet (I’ve heard night sweats cause intense sweating) but everything was dry so I don’t really understand what’s going on. Tonight I could somehow feel it coming when I went to bed because I felt warmer than usual and I could not fall asleep but it still freaked me out because my mind immediately goes to the worst case scenario even though I just woke up warm and not like soaking or feeling incredibly hot. Anyone has any tips on this? I feel very worried and confused
 

gummyrozzo

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i overheat in bed allllll the dang time. i hear that, like you said, if your sheets arent literally soaking from sweat its nothing to worry about, and even then sometimes its just that you happened to get rlly hot. keeping the right temperature in bed is a rlly delicate balance for me, i usually go to bed with two jumpers on (i live in england and am cold all the time anyway, so i bundle up) and have to get up and take them off throughout the night. so its a matter of just figuring out how hot is too hot for you. i honestly wouldnt worry, overheating is common and can even make u feel ill, happens to me sometimes. maybe try a thinner quilt? or go to bed with less layers? its just a matter of finding the balance (also i wouldnt be surprised if anxiety can mess up your body temperature too)!
 

nick9912

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i overheat in bed allllll the dang time. i hear that, like you said, if your sheets arent literally soaking from sweat its nothing to worry about, and even then sometimes its just that you happened to get rlly hot. keeping the right temperature in bed is a rlly delicate balance for me, i usually go to bed with two jumpers on (i live in england and am cold all the time anyway, so i bundle up) and have to get up and take them off throughout the night. so its a matter of just figuring out how hot is too hot for you. i honestly wouldnt worry, overheating is common and can even make u feel ill, happens to me sometimes. maybe try a thinner quilt? or go to bed with less layers? its just a matter of finding the balance (also i wouldnt be surprised if anxiety can mess up your body temperature too)!
Thank you for chiming in on this, I actually remember experiencing similar situations before but for some reason I never obsessed over them before I had this health anxiety fear. And yes it must have some relation to my anxiety levels because yesterday I could feel the anxiety build up throughout the day and as I was trying to fall asleep I had trouble because I was worried I would wake up in such a way, even when it happened I remember I was having nightmares about it and getting anxious in my sleep. I just do not understand why can’t my brain process normal bodily functions in a healthy way it’s so annoying
 
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