Monday, September 14, 2015

7 Steps to Healthy Hormones - Step 7: Get Enough Sleep

STEP 7: Get Enough Sleep

Unless you’re getting 7 – 8 hours of sleep every night, you’re doing your body no favors. Lack of sleep and sleeping at the wrong time, actually may be the worst habit people have that disturb
hormone balance.

Why? Because hormones work on a schedule! Case in point: cortisol, the stress hormone, is regulated at midnight. People who go to bed late at night, therefore, never truly get a break from the sympathetic flight/fight stress response, which has led to widespread stress-related health disorders in our country.

To maximize hormone function, get to bed by 10:00 p.m. Endocrinologists (hormone experts) claim that one hour of sleep between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. is equal to 2 hours of sleep before or after these time slots!

I cannot emphasize this one enough If you aren’t getting enough sleep, your hormones will not be balanced. Period.

To learn more, visit us at Advanced Health Clinic

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