Before starting Levo my sleep was already poor. It got worse on 50mcg Levo, dropping to no more than four hours every night, but improved by an hour a night with each dose increase. Now, on 100mcg I get about six hours a night. It worries me that this is not enough sleep to maintain good health and I’ve not known the cause….being hypothyroid? Taking Levo? Something else, like adrenals, or high blood sugar, or even drinking my last cup of tea too late in the day.
Just read in a weekly email of articles from Cleveland Clinic:
that poor sleep is linked with thyroid problems. No other health issues were mentioned. ( tried to include a link but it won’t copy and paste).
This could be a reason for requesting a higher dose, but my FT4 was over range last time it was checked, my FT3 was high in range and TSH 0.1 .I’ve also lost some weight rather easily but no other symptoms. Ive reduced my Levo slightly with these results by skipping one dose a week (GP didn’t call to discuss the results - probably best that I did it myself rather than be forced into a big Levo drop).
But if being hypothyroid and poor sleep are linked how can sleep be improved?