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Old 01-29-2015, 02:06 PM   #1
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Does Anyone Else Freeze at Bedtime?

My husband has been LCHF since the last week of December, I've been since mid November. We are freezing at bedtime! What's going on? We've added comforters, we actually huddle together, the worst part is our feet.

And then usually around 2:00 I wake up roasting (not a hot flash). I toss off my top comforter, conk back out and I'm fine until the next night.

We are both treated for hypothyroid but I think we're pretty well dialed in, I'm really more curious about the mechanics and if this is permanent?
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:16 PM   #2
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this has always happened to me all the time,I never related it to LCHF
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:18 AM   #3
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I get this occasionally. Actually through keto I tend to be warmer! Sometimes I wake up at night positively toasty, which is a nice change from always being cold. Since I really started focusing on my macros, I seem to be warmer than before. It's as if my metabolism started functioning properly! (I know this is nonsense, but that is how it feels)
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:45 AM   #4
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Once winter comes, I always wear socks at night.
No connection in my mind to WOE.
I do relate to waking up mid night and being too warm, but it's not an everything night thing. When that happens it is easy to get back to sleep.

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Old 01-30-2015, 05:47 AM   #5
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I've always been the warm one. Even before my hypothyroidism was treated I was never cold (one of the reasons why I hadn't been treated until six or so months ago, I had many of the symptoms, but NOT coldness).

Now I used to have restless leg syndrome at bedtime, that went away with the various hormones I'm on.

Our macros are working for us, weight and/or inches are slowly coming off with no hunger or energy drops and depression continuing to be alleviated. I have read of a few other people who have cold hands/feet in ketosis.

I was stewing over this last night ... if you think about it, it only stands to reason that a diet that influences neurochemistry as much as the ketogenic diet does could have an impact on the HPTA axis. One of the normal signals to our body that it's "bedtime" is a drop in basal temperature.
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Old 01-30-2015, 06:06 AM   #6
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Avocat, I get cold if I don't eat enough fat and salt/potassium salt, and if I don't drink enough water. Also, I have to move enough, and take care of my posture, so there aren't any "kinks" to block whatever needs to flow. Sometimes, in my thriftiness, I keep the room too cold, too. So, am working on maintaining minimum needed room temperature, while keeping thriftiness.

I wear long underwear, two pairs of socks, a fleece jacket, and a scarf, so usually am all right with the room at 64 in the day. I set the sleeping temperature at 57.

For me, it is age-related, as best I can guess. My neighbors say the same things.
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:46 AM   #7
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Avocat, I get cold if I don't eat enough fat and salt/potassium salt, and if I don't drink enough water. Also, I have to move enough, and take care of my posture, so there aren't any "kinks" to block whatever needs to flow. Sometimes, in my thriftiness, I keep the room too cold, too. So, am working on maintaining minimum needed room temperature, while keeping thriftiness.

I wear long underwear, two pairs of socks, a fleece jacket, and a scarf, so usually am all right with the room at 64 in the day. I set the sleeping temperature at 57.

For me, it is age-related, as best I can guess. My neighbors say the same things.
Well, there is something that slipped my mind ... my husband was on vacation, and we treated ourselves to a bottle of vodka and LC mixer. Last night no drinks and we were much warmer. Everyone says alcohol and keto don't mix

Thrifty over here too, house is at 60 days, 58 nights. As I said, cold has never been my problem. I'm a stay at home person and all I wear is sweatpants and a hoodie when I'm staying home (and cats, they pile on when I sit still too long), a whole lot less at night

Truthfully, I'm just intensely curious about the mechanics behind what's happening with how our bodies operate on this way of eating versus glucose burning. I need to do some more reading but if I can't find it in the library for epub loan I'm probably not reading it.
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:06 PM   #8
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I have a low body fat percentage and do a lot of IM fasting to complement my Keto diet and lifestyle. My feet can be very cold at night so my solution was a heating blanket and it worked. My feet warm up quickly and I'm asleep in 10 minutes for 8-10 hours.
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:04 PM   #9
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My husband has been LCHF since the last week of December, I've been since mid November. We are freezing at bedtime! What's going on? We've added comforters, we actually huddle together, the worst part is our feet.

And then usually around 2:00 I wake up roasting (not a hot flash). I toss off my top comforter, conk back out and I'm fine until the next night.

We are both treated for hypothyroid but I think we're pretty well dialed in, I'm really more curious about the mechanics and if this is permanent?
I have had this problem even before LCHF eating. I attribute it to getting older. Also my husband and I have lost some of our padding since eating this way. I am almost 58 and still have hot flashes occasionally. I still cannot believe that I can be having a hot flash and yet my feet will be cold. My husband has always had a tendency to be cold. He always has an extra blanket on his side of the bed.
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:25 PM   #10
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I cannot fall asleep until my feet are warm. I've tried an electric blanket (nice but not localized enough) and a hot water bottle (nice but not hot enough). For Christmas, Santa put in my stocking a set of Hot Booties... slippers filled with linseed and lavender, that you microwave for a minute. Put them on my feet before bed, and by the time I'm ready to fall asleep my feet are nice and toasty and I can slip them off. Wonderful!
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:45 PM   #11
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Check out your drugs (if any) as well. I am currently on 3 prescriptions that list "increased sensitivity to cold" as side effects.
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