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Does hypothyroidism affect your sleep?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Yes

It can make people feel like they need much more sleep than usual - 10-12 hours would not be uncommon.
Hypothyroidism can also raise the risk for sleep apnea, with loud snoring, brief periods of no breathing, and poor sleep quality.

In brief: Yes

It can make people feel like they need much more sleep than usual - 10-12 hours would not be uncommon.
Hypothyroidism can also raise the risk for sleep apnea, with loud snoring, brief periods of no breathing, and poor sleep quality.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine

In brief: Possibly

Hypothyroidism is often found in combination with some degree of adrenal fatigue, and either can affect your sleep.
Also, people with methylation weaknesses (mthfr and comt) can have difficulty breaking down excitatory neurotransmitters and this can also cause insomnia. Up to 25-40% of the population can have some degree of methylation problem.

In brief: Possibly

Hypothyroidism is often found in combination with some degree of adrenal fatigue, and either can affect your sleep.
Also, people with methylation weaknesses (mthfr and comt) can have difficulty breaking down excitatory neurotransmitters and this can also cause insomnia. Up to 25-40% of the population can have some degree of methylation problem.
Dr. Su Fairchild
Dr. Su Fairchild
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