Test your hormonal balance for a better understanding of your sleep quality
Poor sleep quality can be harmful to health on a number of levels. Sleeplessness at night results in lack of alertness during the day and increasing risk of accidents. Chronic sleeplessness reduces overall vitality, cognitive function and libido, contributes to weight gain, and increases risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Measure the hormone levels of Melatonin and Cortisol during one light-dark cycle
Melatonin regulates our biological clock
Melatonin, a hormone produced by the pineal gland during the dark phase of the light-dark cycle, regulates the sleep-wake cycle and the “biological clock”. Melatonin is produced during the night, as well as the production is suppressed during the day by exposure to daylight. This balance is vital to optimal health. Circulating melatonin is later metabolized in the liver excreted into urine; it is this metabolite that is measured in the Sleep Profile Test.
The stress hormone Cortisol is linked to the sleep-wake cycle
Cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress, is also known for its diurnal variation linked to the sleep-wake cycle. It has the opposite pattern to melatonin production in a healthy individual. While melatonin rises at night to peak during the early hours of the morning, cortisol is at its lowest levels throughout the night.
How does it work?
A simple and convenient at-home dried urin test
○ Four dried urine strips are collected at four time points during the day, which is easy and convenient
○ There is no need to sample in the middle of the night, since the first sample in the morning represents night time melatonin production
○ Cortisol and the Melatonin metabolite are exceptionally stable in dried urine for weeks at room temperature, allowing flexibility in collection, shipment, testing, and storage
○ The test results are accurate even when urine is very concentrated or dilute
You will receive an an easy-to-read report. This test gives you an insight about your hormonal balance for a better understanding of your sleep quality while testing the hormonal level of Melatonin and Cortisol during a dark-light cycle.
Our experienced practitioner can then help you to improve your sleep quality during an additional face-to-face consultation.