A night of good sleep is important for your overall health and wellbeing. If the sleep gets disrupted you are likely to have several healths issues as a result. Many people with low thyroid function have sleep problems. This issue is usually caused by high-stress hormones. The stress hormones adrenalin and cortisol rise, because the body needs to compensate for the low energy productions caused by hypothyroidism. Thus people with a low thyroid function can a very high pulse rate due to their overproduction of adrenalin.
In many cases controlling the continuous bursting of stress hormones can be prevented with the right diet, nutritional supplements, and thyroid supplement therapy.
The first thing one should look at is the diet. Getting enough salt and the right sugars in the diet is important for downregulating adrenalin and cortisol.
Sleep problems where there is a tendency to wake up frequently are often linked to low blood sugar during the night. This can be mitigated with a bedtime meal containing the right fats and sugars as well as salt. Going to bed hungry is thus not advisable if you have sleep issues.
Ideas for bedtime meals:
A good bedtime meal is a salty cheese with fruit or milk with sugar and a pinch of salt. It could also be high-quality ice cream. If you wake up during the night, you should eat a small salty and sugary meal When your blood sugar rises your stress hormones will come down and you can more easily fall asleep again.
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