The most common cause of insomnia is when our stress hormone cortisol is out of balance meaning it is too high at night. This will cause you to stay awake. Cortisol is the hormone your body produces in response to stress, real or imagined, which is why it’s commonly referred to as “the stress hormone”. [ Refer: hypothyroidmom.com]
For Insomnia-induced by thyroid disease, by integrative and complementary medicine, we have to consider everything could affect liver lipid metabolism, heart function, spleen function, and Kidney function directly or indirectly.
There are many types of thyroid disease. However, the primary conditions present in most thyroid illnesses are hypothyroid Symptoms of thyroid disease
Signs and symptoms of hypothyroid and hyperthyroid conditions include:
Weak, slow heart beat
Muscular weakness and constant fatigue
Sensitivity to cold
Thick puffy skin and dry skin
Slowed mental processes and reduced memory
Goiter (increased size of the thyroid)
Rapid, forceful heartbeat tremor
Weight loss in spite of increased appetite
Restlessness, anxiety, and sleeplessness
Profuse sweating and heat intolerance
Goiter (increased size of the thyroid) druidism (thyroid under activity) and hyperthyroidism (thyroid over activity).
By complementary and Integrated Medicine, Thyroid Disease is related to heart, liver, and lung function, so that it can affect patient’s sleeping status, skin, and immune system directly.
Solution: for Thyroid Disease patient with Insomnia Problem, it is strong recommended that Sleeping pill is for temporary life-risk saving purpose only, for long term or life – better sleeping, Functional Food Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Intervention Program is strongly recommended