If I go to sleep under a couple blankets, I’ll wake up a few hours later as blood rushes into my hands and feet. My hands and feet feel hot and I can’t get back to sleep until my hands and feet cool down. Sometimes this takes hours. Sometimes I go outside in my underwear and walk around barefoot in snow and make snowballs with my bare hands, trying to cool my hands and feet. The rest of my body is freezing cold while I do this. In bed I can pull the blankets up above my feet to cool my feet while keeping the rest of my body warm, but it’s hard to put my hands outside the blankets without my arms getting cold.
Melatonin helps. I’ve also done other things to improve my sleep, such as using orange lights in the evening, going to bed earlier, etc. The hot hands and feet seem to be an effect of a sleep disorder, that causes me to lose sleep.
During the day in the winter, especially outdoors, I get cold hands and feet, even if I exercise and the rest of my body is overheating. Then the blood suddenly rushes into my hands and feet, sometimes painfully, and my hands and feet are warm for hours.
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