Sleep is a vital component of overall health and well-being, and one of the most basic human needs. Yet, it’s often perceived as a sign of strength or a badge of honor to succeed without much of it. But science clearly shows that a lack of sleep over time makes you weaker.
It’s not just the amount of sleep you get that matters, but also the quality of sleep, too. During the five 90-minute sleep cycles that typically occur within an eight-hour period, your body repairs muscle, boosts immunity, consolidates memory, regulates both heart rate and blood pressure, and releases hormones that facilitate growth and sexual function and manage appetite.
During your teenage years and throughout your 20’s, hormone production is most plentiful, and your levels are balanced. As you age, hormonal inefficacy occurs, and the quality of your sleep is compromised. When your body doesn’t have the necessary amount of time to complete all these phases of critical restoration during sleep, it can significantly impact your health.
Hormone deficiencies your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obesity escalates, along with depression.
In men, deficiencies or imbalances in levels of testosterone and melatonin hormones trigger sleep interruptions that can lead to erectile dysfunction, chronic fatigue, increased stress, elevated blood pressure, weight gain, and difficulty with memory, focus, concentration, and decision-making. Scientists believe there is a link between sleep dysfunction and mental health, and evidence shows men are more likely than women to suffer depression due to sleep disruption.
You are also much more likely to develop sleep apnea, a respiratory disorder where breathing becomes shallow or even stops dozens of times each night. Sleep apnea is connected to low testosterone levels, erectile dysfunction, and low libido. If untreated, sleep apnea can also lead to hypertension, heart failure, and stroke.
With natural hormone replacement therapy, your testosterone, melatonin and growth hormone levels can be corrected and balanced to eliminate these symptoms and improve your health.
At LIFE, our professionals can determine your optimum hormone levels, provide customized hormonal therapy, and offer lifestyle solutions to help you achieve better sleep and enjoy a happier, healthier, more productive life.