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I usually sleep at around 69°F(20.6°C). If the temperature is anything above 71°F(21.7°C), I find it very difficult to fall asleep with my body burning up and all. However, when I am suffering from cold with a strep throat, runny nose, mild headache and general chills, I can easily fall asleep around 74°F(23.3°C). What is the explanation behind my body not burning up at those temperatures?

  • "general chills" – Carey Gregory Oct 4 '18 at 0:09
  • What exactly is my body going through when I am experiencing "general chills"? – Anjil Dhamala Oct 4 '18 at 5:51
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    @Narusan I grew up in in a tropical climate with no air conditioning, so it's not like I'm unfamiliar with heat, but today I live in a temperate climate and sleeping in 78F would be very uncomfortable for me. The source you cite for that is devoted to energy saving, not comfort. I doubt most people outside of tropical climates would find 78F comfortable. – Carey Gregory Oct 5 '18 at 1:31
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    @Narusan: The normal body temperature is 37. According to your previous statement, I should still have no problem sleeping in any temperature below 37 even when I'm not sick. I'm not saying I can't sleep but it is very uncomfortable to sleep in any temperature above 22 when I'm not sick. So, I guess my question is, even though my body is burning up with fever, how am I still able to go to bed (comfortably) in a higher than my usual room temperature? – Anjil Dhamala Oct 5 '18 at 14:40

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