sex hormones & sleep ~
If you are
experiencing difficulties sleeping, you may well be suffering from imbalances of your
female sex hormones. There is a very
clear correlation between perimenopause, menopause, and sleep disturbances.
|Progesterone is an important female sex hormone that can raise
your body temperature and help induce sleep. Researchers have linked low levels of
progesterone (consistent with perimenopause & menopause) with a longer time period
between Stage One sleep and REM sleep, causing a drop in the time spent in a deep restful
sleep. Pro Gest natural progesterone cream
is a natural cream developed by Emerita to help raise progesterone levels naturally.
It is applied to a "soft skin" area of your body, such as your wrist,
chest or the inside of your arm.
Emotional and physiological changes can affect sleep patterns,
increasing stress levels and causing fatigue, exhaustion & possibly depression.
Restful sleep is an integral component to good health. Emerita's® Sleep Formula
was developed specifically for the needs of perimenopause and menopause-aged women.
home hormone test
|Estrogen deficiency may cause shortages of important brain neurotransmitters, such as serotonin,
which may then trigger insomnia. To test this assumption, researchers tracked a
group of menopausal women with chronic sleep problems after supplemental treatment with
estradiol, the body's primary estrogen. They found that over 70% of the women reported
sleeping well after treatment. And all the women noticed an improvement in symptoms such
as hot flashes and night sweats, which often disrupt sleep during perimenopause and
BodyBalance measures levels of estradiol, progesterone & testosterone by the Saliva Test method. With
this information, you and your health care provider can determine the best course of
action for improving your well being.
|Melatonin is a hormone, whose primary contribution to your body is twofold: providing the ability to enjoy quality
sleep and regulating
your circadian rhythm (the 24-hour
cycle of sleeping and waking our body experiences based on the patterns of light and
dark). Normal melatonin levels are highest during the night, when you're sleeping,
because there is less light. Exposure to light decreases melatonin secretion, explaining
why you are not as sleepy during the day. Without proper melatonin secretion, your
circadian rhythm is off-balance, affecting your night's sleep.
Melatonin also plays a role in cardiovascular function, female
reproductive hormones, and as an antioxidant.
$59.95 home melatonin test
|SleepCheck by BodyBalance
measures the level of melatonin in your system. With this information, you and your health
care provider can determine the best course of action for improving your well being.