Sleep dysfunction is a root cause to many chronic illnesses and symptoms. Our sleep-wake cycle is a daily pattern that determines when it’s time to sleep and when it’s time to be awake. This cycle is guided by several factors, including the hormones cortisol and melatonin.
Ideally, the master stress hormone cortisol is high when master sleep hormone melatonin is low – and vice-versa – leading to a balanced sleep-wake cycle. With cases of sleep disturbances and insomnia, irregular cortisol levels can be just as problematic as irregular melatonin levels.
This test reveals how these two important hormones work together to give you healthy sleep or work against each other to keep you up at night.