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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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Does taking cold showers put one in risk of a potentially fatal cold shock?

Taking cold showers is being recommended here and in many other places (Healthline, MedicalNewsToday, MSN to name just few) in the Internet. However, I've heard a strong contrary opinion from a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...