Sleep Disturbance and the Link Between Hormones Sleep disturbance affects every facet of our existence.
Many sleep-related problems can be overcome with testosterone therapy. Men with lower testosterone levels have lower sleep efficiency, increased nocturnal awakenings, and less slow-wave (REM) sleep. Studies have shown that sleep disturbances caused by sleep apnea, a chronic breathing problem, may be linked to low testosterone levels. In a 2011 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), ten men volunteered to have their testosterone levels checked during eight nights of Sleep Disturbance restriction. They were only allowed five hours of sleep per night. The study found their daytime testosterone levels decreased by 10 to 15 percent. The lowest testosterone levels were in the afternoon and evening. The study also found a progressive loss of energy over the week.
Thus, there appears to be a direct correlation between testosterone levels and Sleep quantity and quality. Here at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we’re ready to help. Our services are discrete and confidential. Contact us today or fill out our medical history form. Our trained wellness team is eager to get you started on the path to a better night’s sleep.
Various medical studies have pointed out that Sleep Disturbance, or lack thereof, directly correlates to our energy levels, cognitive functions, and even organ and cellular health. Most commonly, adults are expected to sleep around 9 hours daily to get the adequate amount necessary for optimal systemic function. Unfortunately, most people get far less sleep than is necessary and recommended. Moreover, the number of people that are getting poor-quality of sleep is slowly but surely increasing, leaving us to walk around in a world full of sleep-deprived, moody zombies.
Let’s talk about scary numbers:
- – 60% of adults are not getting enough sleep
- – The average American is in bed for 7.5 hours but only asleep for about 6.1.
Recommended sleep requirements:
- – Toddlers = 14 – 12 hours
- – Children = 11 – 10 hours
- – Adults = 9 – 7 hours
- Sleep just 6 hours a night and increase the chances of being overweight by 27% (about 14 lbs a year).
- Sleep 6 hours a day and increase the possibility of heart disease by 48%.
- Sleep only 5 hours and increase this risk to 73%.
- Sleeping less than 5 hours a day reduces your hormonal production by 27% and interferes with other endocrine functions so complex you cannot measure them by a simple % indication.
- Sleep only 4 hours a night, and you will increase your daily calorie intake by 22%.
- Reducing your average night sleep by 1.5 hours impairs alertness by 32%.
- If you only sleep 6 hours a night for two weeks straight, your cognitive equivalence to blood alcohol level will be .10%.
- Driving while sleepy can be equally, if not more, dangerous than driving while drunk.
- Driving while sleepy accounts for 20% of all annual car accidents.
- There is a gene that allows people to function well, only 6 hours of sleep, but it only exists in 3% of the population.
Positive sleeping points:
Sleeping more is not an option?
Take a nap: a 20-minute nap increases cognitive function by 40%, enhancing concentration, alertness, and motor skills.
- A 45-minute nap with REM sleep enhances creative thinking and boosts sensory processing.
- Naps over 45 or 90 minutes will leave you dizzy and disoriented.
- Complete darkness stimulates melatonin – the sleep hormone.
AAI Clinics can help you with Sleep Disturbance issues. If you lack the adequate sleep necessary to promote your best potential and healthiest self, contact us for assistance. Even though well-balanced hormone levels significantly aid and promote restful quality of sleep, there are other nutraceuticals that we can provide needing patients with to promote real deep, quality sleep that isn’t induced by synthetic drug absorption.
Depending on your particular issues and life circumstances, you will want to click on the below medications to read the herbal facts and medicinal details of each of the below body-and-mind calming options to see which one of these, or a combination of these, will best aid you in your quest for real quality sleep.
- Serenity Plus
- Relora ®-Plex
- Seditol ® Plus
- Brain CALM
- Valerian Root Max-V
- Melatonin (3 mg)
- Controlled-Release Melatonin
**NOTE** The content in this blog is subject to interpretation and is the opinion of the content writer. We do not claim it to be fact. We encourage you to consult a medical doctor before taking any prescribed medications or supplements.
Supporting Hormones health is essential for overall well-being and vitality. By incorporating regular exercise, proper nutrition, adequate sleep, stress management techniques, and IV therapy, you can help maintain optimal testosterone levels and lead a healthy, balanced life. Always consult a healthcare professional before making significant changes to your lifestyle or starting any new treatments to ensure they suit your needs.
At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we advise anyone to think seriously about beginning Hormone treatment if there is no medical need for it. However, we will take every precaution to ensure that you read your program’s positive benefits by providing the latest at-home hormonal mouth-swab testing to ensure we are continually monitoring your progress and aware of any adverse side effects. Fill out the Medical History Form, or if you need more information, call us at (866) 224-5698 or (866) AAI-Low-T.
Low Hormone Symptoms
- Sex Drive and Desire
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Low Energy
- Memory Loss
- Wounds & Illness
- Muscle Mass
- Sleep Disturbances
- Thyroid Dysfunction
- Weight Gain