Is Your Sluggish Thyroid Affecting Your Sleep? How to Tell and What You Can Do

By

Denise Mann, MS

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You are dragging all day long, yet when it's finally time to turn in for the night, you can't sleep.

What gives? It could be an underactive thyroid.

Hypothyroidism occurs when this all-important gland is not working as well as it should or could be. The thyroid gland is responsible for producing thyroid hormones to keep all of your organs functioning normally. Signs that yours is sluggish may include: fatigue, lack of energy, excessive daytime sleepiness, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, and hair loss. In addition, hypothyroidism can affect your ability to get a good night's sleep in several ways.

Maggie describes what it's like to have hypothyroidism, how it's affected her athleticism, and how she handles living with the condition.

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