Tests included in the Profile:
• Melatonin (MT6s) x 4
• Free Cortisol x 4
• Free Cortisone x 4
Sleep Balance Profile – the first four-point test offering a complete diurnal pattern of melatonin and cortisol to help patients struggling with hormone-related sleep imbalances.
When the master stress hormone cortisol is chronically elevated, particularly at night, it inhibits sleep and leads to lower melatonin levels. In addition to stress-related sleep disturbances, melatonin levels naturally decline as we age – triggering further imbalances.
Changes like these often result in multiple sleep disorders – from frequent waking to chronic insomnia. Making it no wonder the CDC has found that nearly 9 million resort to prescription sleep aids to get through the night – most of whom are females 50 or older.
Hormone testing allows you to find the source of troublesome sleep problems, offering long-term treatment solutions.
If the following symptoms sound familiar, your patients are likely to benefit from hormone testing:
• Can’t get to sleep or stay asleep
• Morning or evening fatigue
• Poor concentration and/or impaired performance
• Feeling “tired but wired”
• High stress and irritability
• Increased hunger / cravings
Without enough sleep the brain can’t process information, focus or respond quickly. Mood and memory capsize, which makes us more susceptible to infections and depression. It also increases long-term risks for obesity, diabetes and heart disease.