Sleep is one of the foundations of health. This is when our body rests and repairs. Good quality along with adequate quantity of sleep is linked to so many aspects of health and longevity. If you’re not getting a good night of rest, nothing is going to feel right. This article I came across on Medscape this morning discusses the role of sleep, cortisol and blood sugar - "When you don't get quality sleep, the stress hormone cortisol increases, which releases stored glucose, making it harder for insulin to properly regulate sugar,”
Addressing the root cause of any imbalance in the body is imperative. In my experience, stress, leading to cortisol dysregulation, is one of the primary reasons for sleep disruption. If you are suffering from irregular sleep, reach out to discuss actionable steps to start improving your sleep quality and health!