Thermostat climbs as body temperature dips

The other day I started to notice that I wasn’t feeling so hot.

Well, in fact, I was feeling the exact opposite.

I woke up in the morning and felt a bit shaky and weird. I had a hard time getting out of bed and my whole body was stiff. I didn’t think too much of it, because I had exercised a lot the day before. I thought maybe my body needed to recuperate more from my intensive workout. I went to work and didn’t notice anything until about noon. Around lunch time, my body started shaking. I started feeling hot and cold intermittently, and began getting nervous that I wasn’t doing so great. I tried to finish out the end of the work day, until I almost threw up at my desk. Once the nausea started, I knew that I needed to get myself home. Honestly, I thought that I would be fine in a few hours and I didn’t need to go to the emergency room with this fever. I felt comfortable at home, and I was able to fix myself some soup before lying down on the couch. With the convenience of my smart thermostat, I was able to adjust the indoor air temperature whenever I started feeling too hot or cold from my fever. I camped out on the couch and expected to wake up feeling 100% better. I really was already improving greatly. When my friend asked if they could come over and check on me, I told them it wasn’t even necessary. They stopped by anyways, and quickly dashed any idea I had about actually being better. When I told them I felt like my fever had stabilized and I was doing great, they asked me how hot the thermostat was set. Together, we opened my smart thermostat app and saw that I had adjusted the air temperature settings up to 90 degrees without noticing a thing. I guess I wasn’t feeling better after all.