This is a fun thread to read!
I am a female and I have always been a super hot sleeper, I never noticed it and Im never sweaty and has been my "normal" since I was an infant... My mom has always complained of needing a pillow between us anytime we've had to share a bed, any time I go camping people fight over who's tent I'm in... Apparently as long as Im well fed before sleeping, you don't have to share a bed with me to get cooked out!
I never thought to get this medically checked as its never bothered me...I love hot showers, not hot tubs... If I don't eat often enough I feel like I'm freezing even in 30C, I don't gain or lose weight no matter how much food I eat... I eat too much I become hot... I don't eat enough the heat gets shut off... I'm very heavy for my size and have always been told muscle creates heat and just brushed it off at that... But reading this thread in particular really hit home!
I'm of native decent as well, my dad is 100% and my mom is 25%.... my mom said I heat up just like my dad did.
He was adopted by a white family and passed away when I was young, even if I had made the native connection I couldn't have gone anywhere in my family tree with it.
It makes perfect sense that we would have a genetic trait for survival, those who could stay warm or help heat a teepee/long home at night (my boyfriend has Put a digital thermomiter in the room...I can raise the bedroom temp by 10degrees celceus as I sleep if I eat before I go to bed) would have the best chance of survival during the long cold winters.... There for making our variation a common trait in the north... I wonder if its a predominat thing in the southern tribes as well...
What ever the reason, I love that this makes so much sense to me.. Like the corner piece of the puzzle has been found lol
Happy sleeping and if I find anything else I will post it here