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Does your thyroid level affect your sleep?

Does your thyroid level affect your 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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Can amoxicillen affect sleep?

Can amoxicillen affect sleep?

No: Amoxicillen shouldnt give you sleep problems unless you have developed diarrhea because of the drug. ...Read more

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What causes sleep disturbance?

What causes sleep disturbance?

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 more

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How does melatonin affect sleep?

How does melatonin affect sleep?

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 more

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What are the tests for sleep disturbance?

What are the tests for sleep disturbance?

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 more

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How are sleep disturbance problems corrected?

Depends: Depends on the nature of the sleep disturbance...Bets to seek evaluation at a sleep clinic...Most larger hospitals have them. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that are associated with sleep disturbance?

Depends: Sleep disturbances covers a wide range of problems from sleep apnea to insomnia. Most sleep disturbances have excessive fatigue or drowsiness as the primary symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a sleep disturbance? Do you have to wake up or can you sleep through it?

What is a sleep disturbance? Do you have to wake up or can you sleep through it?

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 more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Sleep Disturbance (Definition)

Sleep disturbance is a condition where the sleep patterns ...Read more