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I can't get warm enough to fall asleep

Posted by phylrae (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 5, 11 at 13:00

I am wondering if this has anything to do with menopause (I'm 53 & Dr. said recently that my blood levels showed that I was near the end stage of menopause).

I am usually too warm all day long (only wear short sleeves inside, even in winter) & also have hot flashes. I am not taking anything for them as they are manageable.

My problem is that it may take me 1 1/2-2 hours to get warm enough at bedtime to fall asleep! :0( I will put on 4 comforters and wear a sweatshirt w/hood & thick breathable socks. My feet are like ice. I still shiver!
Doc recently said my circulation was excellent & I'm not anemic. I am in very good health otherwise. When I FINALLY do fall asleep, I wake up 2 hours later so overheated that I can barely breathe!! So I take all the extra clothes/socks & blankets off.

Is the FREEZING part a symptom of menopause? I can't seem to find anything online about it! I ordered an electric throw to warm up my bed before I go to bed. I don't like electric currents so will turn it off after the bed is warm.

Thanks for any help you can give me!

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RE: I can't get warm enough to fall asleep

Hi Phylrae,

I had the same symptoms before i realized it was because of low estrogen levels. Hot Flashes, Mood swings were 2 common problems alongside with the Freezing symptom.

Are you also experiencing the same?

Right now, i have switched to a new natural supplement called Xenesis EP. The results are satisfactory. The hot flashes disappeared within 21 days and also now i can have a comfortable sleep without getting frooze in the bed.

RE: I can't get warm enough to fall asleep

Thanks, Rebacca, for the info....I wasn't sure if anyone in this world had those freezing symptoms!
I will look into that product. No mood swings thankfully.
The electric throw may have helped lastnight, though I was surprised at the fact that even at its hottest setting, it really wasn't all that warm, at least nothing like an electric blanket would have been.
:0) Phyl

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