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Thyroid and Sleep
When stress is either extremely intense or has been going on too long, then the relaxed reserves in your nervous system tend to deplete. This gives your brain a wired feeling, meaning you are likely to be more anxious or irritable during the day and have poorer quality sleep at night. This has a major bearing on how your subconscious brain (hypothalamus gland) processes thyroid-related information, directly interfering with the normal production of TRH (thyroid releasing hormone), which in turn regulates your pituitary gland (TSH), and those overall regulation of your thyroid system. This will leave you with a mixture of hyper and hypo symptoms, and unless you cool this off these symptoms, including the lack of quality sleep, remain problematic and induce ongoing thyroid wear and tear.
This combination of symptoms causes you to be tired, irritable/anxious, and hungry during the day and you typically eat more because it brings temporary relief to these feelings. At night, your subconscious brain is set to hyper-vigilant, left over circuitry from evolution so that you do not miss a hunting opportunity. In this inappropriate metabolic pattern thyroid hormone levels are set very slow by your subconscious brain (TRH-related control) so that your body can conserve energy during this misperceived famine. The only way out of this is to relax and un-inflame your system so that it can calm down.
On an exercise basis this is stretching, walking, prayer/meditation, stress management, etc. towards the goal of you feeling calmer and more in control of your life. The Thyroid Energy Package (Thyroid Helper®, Iosol Iodine, Daily Energy Multiple Vitamin™) and stress support nutrition should be balanced with relaxing nutrients like RelaxaMag™ and Sleep Helper® (which can be used during the day as needed to feel calmer). These help your daytime energy feel smoother and less hyper. RelaxaMag™ and Sleep Helper® are also used at bed, and may be combined with any other supplement that helps you sleep, like Melatonin.
You are not just trying to knock yourself out at bed. You are trying to get a smoother energy production during the day and replenish depleted relaxed reserves. If this problem is locked in, then relaxing lifestyle adjustments are also mandatory. It can take a month or two to unwind a wound up system and thyroid wont work right until you do.
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