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Does Thyroid Affect Sleep
It varies: Someone with high thyroid levels might have insomnia, so that they would be able to sleep for a short time, and might be very restless in their sleep. But they may feel that they need less sleep, too. Low thyroid levels can make people want more sleep than usual. Low thyroid levels can also raise the risk for sleep apnea with loud snoring, brief periods of no breathing, and poor sleep quality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A number of things: There could be sleep apnea. You could also have underlying depression as well, which can also disturb sleep. Caffeine may also disturb sleep, as can alcohol. You should definitely see a sleep specialist to go over all of your sleep habits and complaints to chart out a management plan. You may also need a sleep study in a hospital or sleep lab. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep signal: Melatonin is the hormone that tells the rest of the brain it's time to wind things up. Released by the pineal gland and controlled by the scn (the body clock), melatonin is released as the light begins to dim, telling the body to wind down, and begin preparing for sleep. In animals alterations in melatonin secretion signal hibernation, weight gain, fur changes, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Polysomnogram: A sleep study is called a polysomnogram and it assesses breathing patterns, arousals, oxygenation, stage of sleep and airflow. The most common sleep disturbances can be diagnosed this way. Specialized studies are needed for narcolepsy and insomnia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Disrupted Sleep: A "sleep disturbance" is anything that disrupts the normal sleep pattern. So, it could be sleep apnea that keeps waking someone's brain up. Or, frequent urination; or insomnia from a number of reasons. Usually, you don't "sleep through" a sleep disturbance because it would not be a disturbance then. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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