Hypothyroidism: 5 Thyroid-Friendly Foods For Restful Sleep at Night

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Thyroid Diet

Thyroid hormone deficit slows metabolism and other physiological processes in hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism slows metabolism and increases sleep problem risk, producing daytime weariness.

Cherries

They are rich in four different sleep-regulating compounds: melatonin, tryptophan, potassium, and serotonin.

Chickpeas

Chickpeas: They boast vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin

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Oats

They also contain the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, as well as vitamin B-6, another relaxant.

Pumpkin Seeds

They contain magnesium and tryptophan. They also have the potential to reduce anxiety and stress.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha increases T4 without affecting T3. Ashwagandha is breastfeeding-safe but not pregnancy-safe. As an adaptogen, Ashwagandha helps the body handle stress and regulate hormones.

Chamomile

Chamomile is a classic insomnia treatment. Apigenin gives chamomile its sleep-inducing qualities. Apigenin activates GABA A receptors, promoting sleep.

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