I'm trying to figure out if the problems I have sleeping are being caused by my Hashimoto's or something else. I will wake up shortly after going to sleep and I feel so much anxiety in my chest I have to sit up. I feel kind of "tormented". I have to prop pillows up and I just cannot relax. This might go on for a couple hours. Once I finally get thru this "attack", I can go back to sleep. I sleep good in the morning hours, but I never sleep good before 3 or 4AM. My doctor checked everything else out and I dont seem to have any problems other than thyroid but this is so bizarre I can't explain it. Oh also, my throat is EXTREMELY dry at night. I sometimes have to drink a half-gallon of water in a night; Its not really thirst, its just that my throat is so dry its hard to swallow. Are other Hashi patients experiencing anything like this?