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Online agni

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Head night sweats
« on: May 13, 2011, 05:06:20 PM »
Hi All !

For quite some time during sleep, my head and neck sweat like crazy. I literally get up at night couple of times to turn pillows over and move to the dry portion of the bed, because they are really soaked wet. Room temperature has no effect on it what so ever. The rest of the body does not quite sweat, only head (the most), and neck (less). I am quite surprised I can generate so much water.

I drink about 1 gallon of water a day, I thought I would mention it just in case it has anything to do with this.

I take Vit D - 5000-10000 IU daily (as I feel), Vit C min 2.5g, Magnesium - 400mg. Diet is more or less reasonable. Working on minimizing carbs & increasing fats. Mostly becoming meat/vegetable/oil eater.

I am daily coffee drinker though. I am blood type A, and supposedly it's beneficial. It's the first thing I've tested after Ultra Simple diet. No reaction. But knowing how machine is most likely I use it as an excuse for the habit  :-[ 

Does anyone have any ideas what this is ? Any experience ? Is there a way to address it ?
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Re: Head night sweats
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 08:06:57 PM »
Others will likely have input on the head sweating, but I just wanted to point out that coffee is not beneficial for anyone, not even type As.

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Re: Head night sweats
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 08:38:07 PM »
Hi Agni

The same thing happens to me!

…but elsewhere of the body: My right leg. From ankle to hip. At first it was only at night. Lately this happens to me several times a day.

The funny thing is that I can't move or feel my right leg due to a traffic accident.

 I also wonder what this is?

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Re: Head night sweats
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 11:26:07 PM »
agni, are you anxious ?
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Re: Head night sweats
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 02:49:45 AM »
Others will likely have input on the head sweating, but I just wanted to point out that coffee is not beneficial for anyone, not even type As.

Hey Agni,

I agree with anart on this point.  The coffee can't be doing you any good whether it's related to the night sweats or not.

What's the light situation in your sleeping environment?  Are you sleeping in total darkness?  I used to have periodic issues with night sweats in the past, but I haven't noticed them since I switched to sleeping in total darkness.

Do you find yourself breathing abnormally when you wake up?  Maybe it has something to do with sleep apnea?

http://www.night-sweats.net/sleep-apnea.html

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Signs and symptoms that can alert you to Sleep Apnea are

    * Frequent cessation of breathing (apnea) during sleep. Your sleep partner may notice repeated silences from your side of the bed.
    * Choking, gasping, or gagging during sleep to get air into the lungs
    * Loud snoring
    * Waking up sweating during the night
    * Feeling un-refreshed in the morning after a night’s sleep
    * Headaches upon awakening
    * Daytime sleepiness, including falling asleep at inappropriate times, such as during driving or at work

    * Lethargy
    * Rapid weight gain
    * Memory loss and learning difficulties
    * Short attention span
    * Poor judgment
    * Depression
    * Personality changes

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Re: Head night sweats
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 03:21:49 AM »
Hi agni, this is something that I've experienced too. It often happens when I take in something toxic, and would always happen whenever I used to drink alcohol. I also have hyper-hydrosis, which is basically my nerves overreacting to a stimulus and either causing me to sweat extensively or become flushed easily.  This was probably connected to my adrenal fatigue. Since coffee beats your adreanals to a pulp and the adreanals can cause excessive sweating, I think you probably are having a reaction to it.   
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Re: Head night sweats
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2011, 03:44:36 AM »
Hi agni,
this is something I have observed in my babies when they were small
I could tell if the kid was asleep by the sheen of sweat on forehead and scalp
sorry I don't have a reference,but back then I was told it was internal parasites

so maybe its zapper time for you ,worth a try?
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Re: Head night sweats
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2011, 07:34:04 PM »
Every so often this happens to me as well.  I'll wake up head soaked and the rest of my body dry.  I haven't been able to kind anything that points to the reason.
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Re: Head night sweats
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 02:45:39 PM »
Others will likely have input on the head sweating, but I just wanted to point out that coffee is not beneficial for anyone, not even type As.

I agree with anart on this point.  The coffee can't be doing you any good whether it's related to the night sweats or not.

Thank you folks. It's a good point. What the hell I am thinking ?? I mean it's only responsible thing to do (to quit) for the very own physical vessel. And I still smoke these damn "glue" FSC cigarets as well. This is embarrassing and not nice to self and not being a good example for others. Will change that ASAP.

agni, are you anxious ?

You can say that. I am somewhat anxious person, to neurotic side. Much less then before work era though.


Do you find yourself breathing abnormally when you wake up?  Maybe it has something to do with sleep apnea?

Yes. Now that I think about it, it must be because of sleep apnea mostly. I do snore and get breathing interruption if I sleep on my back. I will have to check & do more observations , but if I recall correctly, most of the sweats happen when I sleep on the back. It would make sense that head would sweat, if brain is deprived of oxygen.

Hi agni, this is something that I've experienced too. It often happens when I take in something toxic, and would always happen whenever I used to drink alcohol. I also have hyper-hydrosis, which is basically my nerves overreacting to a stimulus and either causing me to sweat extensively or become flushed easily.  This was probably connected to my adrenal fatigue. Since coffee beats your adreanals to a pulp and the adreanals can cause excessive sweating, I think you probably are having a reaction to it.   

One more damn good reason to quit coffee. If it beats adrenals, it most definitely contributing to the effects and not helping with sleep apnea either.
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sorry I don't have a reference,but back then I was told it was internal parasites
so maybe its zapper time for you ,worth a try?

Hmm, interesting. I don't know, but I hear it's good to do a cleanse of internal parasites from time to time. And it's rather been a long while since that last time. So, it won't hurt to do so.


Thank you all for the thoughts on this subject ! Time to take responsibility in own hands to deal with this.
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