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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Thyroidectomy: If they did a complete thyroidectomy, your thyroid levels should be low; you should become hypothyroid and need to be on levothyroxine. However, sometimes surgeons do not do a complete thyroidectomy, depending on why the surgery was done. If they did a non-complete resection, but then the thyroid gland is not normal (eg. Hashimoto's), then you may get hypo even though there is tissue left behind ...Read more
Describe how caffeine can affect your stress level. How does it affect your cardiorespiratory system?
Yes: From an autoimmune standpoint, thyroid can lead to dry eyes. With dry eyes, the vision may fluctuate or blur. Thyroid can also cause tissues within the eye socket to swell, leading to eyes that buldge out (and more dryness) and eyes that do no move together as a pair (leading to double vision). ...Read more
Actually variable: Effects. The effect of exercise on melatonin levels is variable depending on the timing of the exercise during the day and the intensity. Late night intense exercise has been demonstrated to lead to an acute increase in melatonin levels, not so true with late night low intensity exercise. While daytime exercise(whether high or low intensity) seems to have limited effect on melatonin. ...Read more
Does your heart make your brain function or does your heart make your brain function to make the rest of your body function?
How does taking 2mg of melatonin
nightly for sleep affect my thyroid?
Will it improve thyroid function or
worsen it ?
Yes: In around 30% and up to 50% of the time sleep apnea and snoring improves when the person is not on his/her back. Therefore, sleeping on the side may improve the sleep quality if the person has positional sleep apnea. Pain associated with certain conditions may get better or worse with certain positions. Pain affects the quality of sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe. Thyroid: function can affect many things including the menstrual cycle. An elevated TSH most likely indicates a failing thyroid gland. Less likely, a high TSH could be a pituitary problem that could make your thyroid levels too high. In that case, there could also be other pituitary problems affecting menstruation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormones & sleep: Through regulation of endocrine system. For example, growth hormone stimulates slow wave sleep while cortisol hormone inhibits it. Neuropeptide y induces sleep. Somatostatin interferes with sleep. Hormones that act on the inhibitory gaba receptors in the brain promote sleep. ...Read more
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