Style

What Does It Mean If You're Always Hot? Here's The Answer

September 2, 2016 by Sara Alderman
shefinds | Style

Do you ever complain about it being a million degrees and get looked at like you have five heads? Same. Turns out, there are a few reasons why some of us feel so hot all the time.

1) Science

Yep, we just can’t help this one. We’re about to get science-y here so try and follow along. Your brain has something called the hypothalamus, which creates hormones that control your internal body temperature. The hypothalamus has receptors on it that keep your internal body temp at 98.6 degrees. OK here’s where things get kind of complicated. Your skin has receptors too. The ones near your torsos usually help detect room temperature, which will affect if you’re feeling really hot or cold in the moment. According to Women’s Health, “It only takes as little as a two-degree change for your skin to pick up on it and for you to feel a difference.”

2) Stress

This might sound kind of crazy, but stress can mess with your body temperature. Michael Lynch, Ph.D., tells Women’s Health, “If you’re stressed, your autonomic nervous system kicks in, causing blood to move toward your body’s core organs,” which makes your body temperature rise. “This is your body’s fight or flight response.” So next time your fight with a friend is stressing you out, it could be related to why you’re feeling like you just stepped into a sauna.

Don’t forget to check out: how often you should clean your keyboard and the one exercise you should stop doing

[Photo: Shutterstock]

 

Author:

Sara Alderman has covered topics from fashion to beauty and beyond.

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

The Perfect Summer Blouse To Wear With *Everything* Just Went On Sale For 40% Off

Even though spring and summer are all about dresses, some ...

Fashion

Order This Flattering $39 Maxi Dress In Every Color While It's On Sale At Nordstrom

If you're working on stocking your closet for summer, ...

Fashion

The Easy Outfit Trend That Will Instantly Become Your New Go-To Look

Remember when your mom used to dress you in matching ...

Fashion

This $19 Top Is *Super* Flattering (It Hides Your Tummy!)

I don't know about you, but I'm all ...

Fashion

Shoppers Can't Stop Raving About This $14 Tee--It's So Soft And Flattering

Sure summer is all about skirts and dresses, but you'...

Fashion

Don't Miss Your Chance To Score This Super Popular, Stylist-Approved Bra For 40% Off

When we talk to celebrity stylists and personal shoppers about ...

Fashion

You Can Stop Searching For The Perfect Silk Slip Dress--I Found It

I don't really consider myself a dress person, but ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS