Sleep disturbances like nighttime itchiness could be hinting at thyroid problems


“People with hypothyroidism on the other hand, often experience trouble tolerating cold at night and joint or muscle pain that disrupts sleep.”

Water’s Edge Dermatology adds that hormone disruptions caused by under or overactive thyroids can contribute to nighttime itching.

This itching will generally occur on the patches of skin that are noticeably dry or scaly due to decreased eccrine gland secretion.

Kristine Arthur, MD, an internist with MemorialCare at Orange Coast Medical Centre in Fountain Valley California, said: “Because thyroid hormones are involved in so many bodily processes when they are low, you can have both daytime and nighttime symptoms, including fatigue during the day and poor sleep at night.”

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