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Peculiar sleep problem
ratiram posted:
I am having an unusual sleep problem. At the onset of each spell of sleep, the body generates a sensation of heat going up from soles of feet to legs, trunk, arms and face, which is distressing and prevents sleep immediately. Thus the heat-sensation destroys sleep even though the regular sleep mechanism in the body feels the need for sleep and wants sleep to come. Thus there is a constant "fight" between the heat-sensation mechanism and the regular sleep mechanism, and the heat part usually succeeds and destroys sleep. This has been happening since July 12 (almost 4 weeks) and the body is getting drained.

The numerous diagnostics have yielded no clue.

Shall be grateful for any clue about what the cause might be and how the problem can be managed.

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