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Shivers in early morning after waking, even when the temp is warm

This happens to be an interesting situation.  I notice that when I wake up first thing in the morning and I'm still in bed yawning and strecthing.  I have the strangest shivers when I yawn or even when I don't.  It could be 75 degrees in my bedroom and I still have these shivers.  My body feels warm, my skin feels a little cool though.  I always feel the shivers in my torso region sort of in the middle of my chest.  After I get up and get moving a little, I don't seem to have the problem the rest of the day.  
Could this issue be related to my circulation slowing down during the night?
Could it have to do with sleep apnea and not sleeping as well as I could?
Has anyone had this or ideas as to what it is?
Is my body not regulating it's temperature very well at night?
Could it be related to my heart since it's over the middle of my chest?
I'd like to know it's not my heart.  
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433892 tn?1208435343
I think that the shivers are from being under the blankets all night and then after waking up you get the shivers because of an airy place in the blankets from when you moved around some, thus making you feel cold for a minute or two.  I don't personally think it has anything to do with your circulation.  I am not a doctor though.  I get shivers all during the day and as far as I knowI don't have anything wrong with circulation problems.  

If you had sleep apnea you would notice more symptoms than shivering.  You would gasp for air in the middle of the night, have tremendous snoring (ask someone who sleeps next to you =o)..

You could try taking your temp in the morning for the next couple days.  See what it shows, but again I do not think it has anything to do with your body's circulation or your body not being able to regulate it's temp.

Take care!  If in doubt ask your Doctor..  

187666 tn?1331176945
I do know that body temp is low first thing in the morning. It comes up pretty quickly once you start to move around, get the metabolism revved up. When I was trying to get pregnant I had to take my temp every morning before I started moving around. Got the basal temp that way. Not sure why you get shivers. I'm with Steph on that one; I get an occasional shiver during the day or chills down my thighs. Not a health problem as far as I know.
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I  feel shivers in the elbows,chest and back about 3hrs after going to bed;other parts of body,esp feet become hot.
Only way to get back to sleep is a hot water bottle.
Wonder if this is due to body temp reduction,humidity from the mattress.....? Thyroid has been checked & found to be OK
Doctor says there are no answers but maybe someone has!
You are experiencing hyperthermia - your body's vital organs are too hot. Change your mattress to foam with no coils. Use a cooldown pillow.
You're welcome!
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