3. Increased sensitivity to heat
The thyroid gland is also known as a thermostat for our body, as it helps in regulating our heat and metabolism.
Patients with hyperthyroidism are more prone to having heat intolerance and higher body temperatures. It’s one of the key diagnostic features of overactive thyroid disease. This is the reason people suffering from hyperthyroidism also complain of abnormal and increased sweating.
4. Difficulty in sleeping
Insomnia is a condition that occurs when an individual has difficulty going to sleep or sleeping through the night. Chronic insomnia can seriously affect the quality of life of any individual. Patients with hyperthyroidism may find it very hard to fall asleep, stay asleep or sleep comfortably.
The good news is if you are suffering from hyperthyroidism but are also diagnosed with insomnia, you may find that it only takes mild to moderate treatments (such as hot baths, reduced caffeine intake, and mild sleeping drugs) to suppress your symptoms.