Do you experience fatigue, anxiety and insomnia? Or do you feel wired & tired at bedtime? Or you sleep 10+ hours and still are exhausted all day? I’d check your cortisol levels, girlfriend. Your cortisol patterns is trying to tell you something.
Typically, your stress hormone, cortisol, should be elevated in the morning whenever you wake up to give you a little boost of energy. Throughout the day your cortisol levels should slowly go down, and your melatonin will rise, allowing your body to relax and get ready for a night’s sleep. But here’s the thing… Your cortisol patterns or cortisol curve could become imbalanced where your cortisol is too high, inversed (meaning your cortisol is low in the morning and high at night) or your cortisol curve can be more flat line. If so, this could be the reason for your daily nagging symptoms.
🔹If your cortisol is high, you may feel more anxiety, depression, or irritability.
🔹An inverted cortisol curve can leave you ‘wired and tired’ at night and exhausted in the morning.
🔹A flatter diurnal cortisol pattern may both reflect and contribute to stress-related dysregulation of your central and peripheral nervous systems, causing extreme fatigue no matter how much sleep you got.
If you’re dealing with crippling anxiety every day, fatigue, insomnia, and even irregular and painful periods, your cortisol levels could be to blame, especially if you find yourself dealing with high levels of stress every day.
You Suspect Your Cortisol Levels Are Out of Whack – Now What?
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