Hey, fellow Hashimoto’s warriors! Today I will be discussing the impact of sleep on thyroid health. I will also discuss some simple changes you can make to improve the quality of your sleep.
Section 1: The Connection Between Sleep and Thyroid Health
The thyroid gland plays a crucial role in regulating many functions in the body, including sleep. When thyroid hormones are low, it can affect your body during the day and at night. Therefore, it is essential to improve your sleep if you have hypothyroidism. Without taking care of our sleep, we cannot achieve optimal health, no matter how healthy our diet is.
Section 2: Simple Changes to Improve Sleep
Morning Sunlight: Exposure to morning sunlight or daylight has been shown to help regulate the body’s internal clock, which ultimately helps your body determine when it’s time to be awake and when it’s better to be asleep. Your thyroid is involved in this sleep-wake cycle as well. Therefore, take your morning cuppa and go outside for at least 10 minutes before 11 a.m. every day.
Sleep Sanctuary: Transform your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary. Make sure your bedroom is cool, dark, and free of any electronic devices. Remove the TV, phone, phone charger, and digital alarm clock. Get yourself a silent analog alarm clock.
Reduce Coffee Intake: Caffeine can keep you from falling asleep, even if you have just one cup early in the morning. If you struggle with sleep, cut the coffee out. Try vanilla rooibos tea with a splash of almond milk instead.
A lack of good quality sleep can contribute even more to the fatigue caused by low thyroid function. Therefore, it is crucial to prioritize sleep to achieve optimal health. We hope these simple changes will help you improve the quality of your sleep. Don’t forget to like and comment below. Thank you for watching, and take good care of yourselves.