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Sleeping temperature when suffering from cold

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 ...
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Is it ineffective to drink cold water to cool down when you are warm?

I have heard many times that drinking cold water when you are warm is not an effective way to cool down. The most common supposed reason that I have heard is that the body needs to spend a ...
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Is cold temprature shock harmful for healthy people?

I often take cold showers and I also usually go under the cold water suddenly because I think it makes me stronger and makes me have more control over my nerves. I can imagine it could be bad for ...
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Dealing with heat strokes

How can one prevent heat strokes in the summer due to high temperatures, and how can they be treated in first aid?
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Heat loss from extremities

I have a rather peculiar and random question about heat loss during cold weather. The head, the hands and the feet all emanate a great quantity of heat and are important regulators in mantaing ...
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What is the coldest temperature a person could live in continuously?

When I tried googling this question, I found the answers for "What is the lowest survivable body temperature" and "humans can survive for a few minutes in -200 degree weather". Neither of which are my ...
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Health Benefit of Social Nudity - Improvement of Homeostasis?

I have been conducting extensive research over the last few years on the history of nudity in social situations, and I am looking to expand my research base now I have come across a few other ...
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Can a healthy baby / new born be carried longer when the weather is hot if carried skin to skin against its father's chest?

First of all I'm not a medical specialist at all, but still I hope my question is precise enough to be answered. One day I asked a General Practitioner if a father could go outside with his baby / ...
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Why do people lose their appetite while having a fever?

Fevers raise the body's temperature, therefore requiring more energy. Why, then, is a loss of appetite a characteristic of fevers if food would provide the essential extra energy used to raise the ...
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Getting thirsty often even consuming water often- why? [closed]

I am getting thirsty often even consuming water often, more than 5 liters per day. Still I feel thirsty when I did not consuming water. Also I feel dry in my head always. I think it was the outcome of ...
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What exactly is fever?

Pyrexia (or fever) is mostly considered just high temperature, most often caused by infections. Especially in this time of the year, influenza infections that cause fever are quite common. I would ...
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Why is diarrhea often accompanied by sweat? What is the function of the sweat in this process?

Why is diarrhea often accompanied by sweat? I have noticed that when I or my significant other gets a bout of diarrhea -- that sweating often manifests itself too (moments before and during the ...
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What causes body temperature to rise drastically after being injured?

I recently changed companies and started using a train for transport. In that time, I've sprained my ankle twice because of all the dreaded stairs at the train stations. Each time this happened, my ...
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Can you thermoregulate a fever externally with e.g. an ice bath?

If a fever becomes too high, like 42.22 °C, you can die. Is it possible to put the patient in an ice bath to cool the fever down before that point and save their life?
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Does “Hot soup on a hot day keep you cool”?

I don't know if I should ask this question on skeptics.se first, but I guess I'll try here first: When I was a kid in summer camp, they served hot soup every day during lunch, even during a heat wave,...
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My son doesn't feel cold [closed]

My son doesn't like to wear cloths at home. In winters, he lets me shut the heat in his room because he feels hot. The most sentences I hear from him are: It's burning I am not hungry Sitting in ...
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Does drinking water more than 10 liters per day has any benefit or side effect?

I knew the fact that drinking water more is good for health. 3 Liters per day is good enough for health. But I am drinking more than 10 liters per day. My question is does drinking water more than 10 ...
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Fever lower limit ( 99.0 °F (37.2 °C) at armpit)… is it universal?

Surprisingly, all professional doctors, school-textbooks and other resources, consider as armpit temperatures: > 99 ° F (some-others > 98.6 &deg F) = Fever; = 99 ° F (Some-others = ...
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Does daily hair wash reduce body heat and cause hair loss? [closed]

Does washing hair daily reduce the body heat? and Does washing hair daily cause hair loss or split hair or any hair problems and side effects in health?
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Possible reasons why body temperature would be lower than usual (96.3 F) whilst feeling fatigued and ill? [closed]

Possible reasons why would body temperature would be lower than usual (96.3 F) whilst feeling fatigued and ill? I thought I had a fever as I felt very light-headed and as if I was about to collapse/...
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Does sleeping produce heat and use up water in the body?

Several times, after an afternoon nap, I noticed that I was severely dehydrated and had a slight fever. Before the nap, I was feeling normal but tired. After the nap, the temperature went away and ...
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Can one's body temperature affect the quality of his/her sleep?

If so, how does it influence our sleep? And what can we do to improve the quality of sleep in regards to adjusting our body temperature?
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What causes incessant scrotal sac movements?

According to Wikipedia, scrotal sac movements are to serve the purpose of regulating the temperature of the testicles. They are at slightly lower temperature than the human body, so the scrotal sac ...
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Can an antipyretic (I.e. Aspirin) lower normal body temperature?

Is it possible for an antipyretic medication taken when not experiencing fever to cause a person's body temperature to drop below normal? I found one article that seems to say yes, but only for large ...