The sleep-awake cycle is called the circadian rhythm. Our circadian rhythm is meant to naturally have us falling asleep within a few minutes of hitting the pillow with the lights out, and awakening feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day in the morning. So if this isn’t the case for you, you know your circadian rhythm is out of wack.
This may sound strange, but the most common cause of sleeping issues is actually a hormone imbalance.
Hormones are the messengers in our body, and if you have a messenger telling the body and mind to “wake up, don’t be sleepy” then you’ll definitely have difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep!
The primary “sleep hormone” is melatonin, and our key “awake hormone” is cortisol. Thankfully, these sleep/awake hormones can be easily tested, and then corrected quite quickly, usually within a matter of 2-6 weeks. Re-balancing your sleep-wake hormones naturally corrects your circadian rhythm, and will have you sleeping soundly and waking refreshed in no time.
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