SLEEP DISTURBANCES

60 million suffer symptoms of insomnia. Find out whether hormones contribute to your sleep loss.

In a perfect world, the master stress hormone cortisol should be in sync with the master sleep hormone melatonin. Each hormone counter-balances the other in a precise rhythm – when cortisol is high melatonin should be low, and when melatonin is high cortisol should be low.

For many, this rhythm is out of balance. With an estimated 60 million Americans suffering from some degree of sleep loss, it’s surprising that many are still unaware of the connection between hormones and sleep.

See how diurnal curves of cortisol and melatonin affect sleep.

The Downside of Chronic Sleep Loss

According to the Department of Health & Human Services, over a third of U.S. adults report daytime sleepiness so severe it interferes with work, decision making and social functioning.

In fact, depression, obesity and diabetes are just three of the long term consequences of sleep deprivation – defined as six or fewer hours per night.

Common hormone-related causes of sleep loss often involve the following scenarios:

High Cortisol

Results in insomnia, anxiety, sugar cravings, feeling tired but wired & increased belly fat

Low Melatonin

Results in excessive fatigue, depression, anxiety & insomnia

Neurotransmitter Imbalance

Changes in sex steroid hormone levels during menopause can impact neurotransmitter levels, leading to recurring sleep issues.

Learn More About Sleep Balance


 

Recommended for Practitioners:

Webinar: Hormones & Sleep Disturbances

Datasheet: Sleep Balance Profile

 

Recommended for Patients:

Webinar: The Truth About Sleepless Nights

Blog: The Role of Hormones in Sleep Disturbances

See the Profiles

To restore the vital balance of hormones, we first need a detailed, accurate measurement of hormone levels. Not just numbers, but an assessment that offers real meaning.

Specialty Profiles

Sleep Balance Profile – Cortisol x 4, Cortisone x 4, Melatonin (MT6s) x 4 (Sample Report)

NeuroBasic Profile – GABA, Glu, DA, Epi, NE, 5-HT, PEA

NeuroIntermediate Profile – GABA, Glu, Gly, DA, Epi, NE, HIST, 5-HT, PEA

NeuroAdvanced Profile – GABA, Glu, Gly, DA, Epi, NE, HIST, 5-HT, PEA, DOPAC, HVA, 5-HIAA, NMN, VMA (Sample Report)

Saliva Hormones add-on – E2, Pg, T, DS, C

Urine Hormones add-on – E2, Pregnanediol, Allopregnanolone, Androstenedione, T, DHT, DHEA, 5α,3α-Androstanediol

Diurnal Cortisol add-on – Free Cortisol x 4, Free Cortisone x 4

Diurnal Cortisol & Melatonin add-on – Free Cortisol x 4, Free Cortisone x 4, Melatonin (MT6s) x 4

Diurnal Cortisol, Norepinephrine & Epinephrine add-on – Free Cortisol x 4, Free Cortisone x 4, NE x 4, Epi x 4

Diurnal Cortisol, Melatonin, Norepinephrine & Epinephrine add-on – Free Cortisol x 4, Free Cortisone x 4, Melatonin (MT6s) x 4, NE x 4, Epi x 4

Hormone Profiles

Diurnal Cortisol – Cx4

Adrenal Stress Profile – DS & Cx4 (Sample Report)

Cortisol Awakening Response Profile (CAR) - Cx6 (Learn More)

Adrenal Profile – A picture of adrenal hormone metabolism. 13 tests.

Intermediate Profile – An expanded look at sex steroid hormone metabolite levels, with a broader view of cortisol metabolism plus first-morning melatonin and BPA. 30 tests.

Advanced Profile – Our broadest view of sex steroid hormone metabolite levels and cortisol metabolism with full diurnal melatonin and BPA. 44 tests. (Sample Report)

Reference Information

ZRT Overview of Profiles

ZRT Test Directory & Abbreviations

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