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Indianaman79
January 14th, 2015, 03:45 PM
i've swam just about my entire life, however, i just started to encounter overheating after evening practice in the last few years. our practice generally ends at 830pm and i am home and in bed by 10pm. i can't use covers because i am radiating so much heat. i will then wake up maybe 3 hours later shivering and throw some blankets on then the cycle starts over. on the rare nights where heat isn't a problem, i will just randomly wake up around 1230am or so and stay awake for about half an hour before falling back asleep.

(when i go home i don't eat anything (i eat before i swim) and i only have some water or maybe chocolate milk. i have about an hour before my wife and i go to bed and we just sit on the couch and watch some TV)

has anyone had either of these problems? if so - what do you do?

Sid
January 15th, 2015, 06:52 PM
That sounds interesting.

A few years ago, I was doing a lot of cardio intervals throughout the day and evening, and was also on a regimented diet. My energy and cardio capacity felt great. However, I felt pretty toasty and was down to my skivvies. At night, I would wear a quick dry performance shirt, as it was more comfortable. Night sweats sound familiar, however I can't say for sure. Maybe the shirt prevented this. Basically, I wore the shirt, so I wouldn't get cold when my body cooled down at night. I had so much energy, that I was getting up early, too. In retrospect, I would get periods of feeling warm, and feeling cold. At the time, I was wondering if my thyroid was having problems.

i think that I was overtraining, as my performance didn't really improve. All of this resolved, after I switched to a different exercise routine.

This looks like an interesting link.
http://www.muscleandfitness.com/features/edge/join-mf-study-night-sweats

This one has a link to an article about exercise and thyroid.
http://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/9693/are-night-sweats-common-after-long-workouts

Hope you feel better soon!

Debugger
January 16th, 2015, 06:22 AM
I used to have the same problem when my workouts were scheduled in the evenings. After getting home I just couldn't fall asleep because my muscles seemed to be burning inside. After a while I found resolution - I just rescheduled my workouts for the morning time. First couple weeks I was feeling strange like the body didn't wake but then I got used to it and since 2011 my workouts start at 7am in the mornings.
Pros: 1) No problems with sleep at night since that time. 2) Feeling cheerful until lunch time 3) Never had problems with Masters meets sessions starting early in the mornings. Cons: Started to feel sleepy after lunch.

dolu
January 16th, 2015, 06:39 AM
i've swam just about my entire life, however, i just started to encounter overheating after evening practice in the last few years. our practice generally ends at 830pm and i am home and in bed by 10pm. i can't use covers because i am radiating so much heat. i will then wake up maybe 3 hours later shivering and throw some blankets on then the cycle starts over. on the rare nights where heat isn't a problem, i will just randomly wake up around 1230am or so and stay awake for about half an hour before falling back asleep.

(when i go home i don't eat anything (i eat before i swim) and i only have some water or maybe chocolate milk. i have about an hour before my wife and i go to bed and we just sit on the couch and watch some TV)

has anyone had either of these problems? if so - what do you do?

swim down properly after the main set and cool down in the shower or in an ice bath after practice

orca1946
January 16th, 2015, 01:47 PM
How much cool down do you do? If you need to , add more to work out the lactic acid from your system.

Indianaman79
January 16th, 2015, 03:19 PM
-i do about 200 yd warm down and i always take about a 10+ min luke warm shower.

-i do have to sleep in a tech shirt because if i don't i swill sweat a HUGE puddle on my bed.

-the pool water is 79-80 so it isnt a result of warm water

-i've had my thyroid tested in the last couple of years - no problems here.

- i feel like this after both hard and easy practices. i could understand if it was a test set or something similar.

Sid
January 16th, 2015, 03:29 PM
I'm no expert, but it sounds like the article is saying that intense exercise can cause a temporary spike in circulating thyroid hormones. That might not show up on a blood test, unless it is drawn right after a workout, as was done in the study. It sounds pretty consistent with what I experienced, but certainly may not be the case with you.
http://bit.ly/1ysHbYN

Hope you get this all sorted out.

orca1946
January 17th, 2015, 11:42 AM
Let us know if you find relief in some other method.