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BMMR. 2015; 18(3): 77-80

Sleep Disorders in Adolescents with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Oguzhan Babacan, Erkan Sari, Ahmet Bolat, Sirzat Yesilkaya, Muzaffer Kursat Fidanci, Gokalp Basbozkurt, Berna Fidanci, Celal Saglam, Galip Erdem, Omer Saglam, Ediz Yesilkaya.

Endocrine diseases can affect patients with sleep disorders. Different mechanisms are implied in sleep disorders in different endocrine diseases. Long-term sleep disorders are hypothesized to have an autoimmune etiology. We sought to determine the sleep patterns and disorders in adolescents with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Reliability and validity confirmed Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire was conducted 30 adolescent with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and age matched 48 healthy children.
Patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis have been suffering from the disease approximately for 4.53.5 years, fT4 and TSH average was 1.290.12 ng/dL and 2.361.47 IU/mL, respectively. Although scores of snoring, breathing and behavior were similar, score of sleep quality and intra-day activity was significantly different (p=0.04).
Sleep has a vital role for healthy life and good school performance. Hashimoto's thyroiditis can affect sleep quality. Sleep related problems should be investigated in chronic conditions like Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Key words: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Sleep Disorders, Adolescents

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