- Feeling overly stressed and not getting enough sleep because of it? Stress is the #1 cause of sleep deprivation.
- Tests for Free Cortisol, Free Cortisone and Melatonin to measure all hormones associated with sleep and stress levels.
- Results Available in Just 7-10 Days From Date Specimen is Received
- Requires Urine Sample Collection
- Includes a Detailed Report of Hormone Levels to Review with Your Doctor
- No Additional Lab Fees and Pre-Paid Sample Return Shipping is Included
- Due to State Law, This Test Can Not Be Shipped to NY
Effect of Hormones on Sleep
By testing the levels of these elements together, ZRT can create a profile for the donor, which gives a more complete picture of the elements that affect sleep balance beyond testing a single element or hormone level. Testing multiple element and hormone levels at once is also more convenient and less expensive than testing single levels.
Hormone Imbalance Can Adversely Affect Sleep
Cortisol/Cortisone: These are the hormones released by our bodies in response to stress. Chronically elevated levels are known to impair one's ability to sleep. By checking cortisol & cortisone levels at various time points, you can check to see if you're levels are in a constant state of elevation. Why test for these hormones and elements?
Melatonin: Melatonin is known as the sleep hormone and when melatonin levels are high, cortisol levels should be low and vice-versa. The gradual decline in production of the sleep hormone melatonin as we age triggers imbalances directly related to sleeping.
The graph shows the typical circadian variation in urinary melatonin and cortisol levels (Source ZRT). At night, melatonin production is at its highest, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. This phenomena is reflected in the grey MT6s line to the right. In an opposing pattern, cortisol production is at its lowest during the night; it is normally at its highest immediately after waking, peaking in the urine around 2 hours later. Cortisol levels drop towards the end of the day, with progressively lower levels in the evening as the night-time nadir is approached.
- Learn All The Details About Hormones and Read Sample Collection Instructions
- More About Sleep Hormone Imbalance
- View Detailed Sleep Imbalance Data Sheet
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