Morning Furnace


It is a well-known, documented human physiological phenomenon that a person's body temperature will lower during sleep and rise before waking. Whether the body temperature rise is considered a trigger to wake or the result of another process is unclear.

It is a significantly-less well-known that my normal daytime body temperature isn't the usual 98.6°, but rather, is the confusing 96.8° Every once in a while (say, like, once a month, you make the connection), my normal temperature rises to 97.1°, but it generally hovers below 97°. Anyone who has touched my hands or other extremities can attest to this generally always cold(er than normal) temperature.