It's a vicious cycle; Reduced Testosterone production can contribute to poor sleep and poor sleep can contribute to reduced testosterone production.
Low Testosterone affects both Men and Women.
Maintaining proper sleep is called "Sleep Hygiene" and is just as important as other parts of a daily wellness routine.
Decreased testosterone can contribute to us feeling sluggish and weak and is a known cause of the debilitating condition known as insomnia.
Just like the many electronic devices we use, our bodies need to be "recharged" in order to function properly. While in the REM stage of the sleep cycle, our bodies can normally produce and regulate the testosterone that is used throughout the day. Our bodies require a proper night's rest in order for Testosterone levels to naturally be "topped off."
Unfortunately, most adults over 40 are not so lucky. Studies show that Testosterone levels decline up to 7% each year in people over the age of 35.
Low Testosterone limits REM sleep.
If we don't get enough rest, our bodies aren't able to properly repair themselves and this can contribute to more serious health concerns such as increased cortisone levels (stress hormone) as well as possibly leading to Sleep Apnea; a non-reversible condition that contributes to intense snoring and can actually cause people to stop breathing during sleep, leaving the sleeper gasping for precious air randomly throughout the night.
Treating Sleep Apnea alone will not reverse the diminished levels of Testosterone, but will only address the symptoms associated with Sleep Apnea (snoring and gasping for air).
Low Testosterone, unlike Sleep Apnea, can be reversed.
The 25 Again program addresses low testosterone by first identifying your unique levels via a simple blood test, and then offering a replacement treatment regiment that is tailored to your body specifically.
Over the course of a few months, the symptoms of low Testosterone will start to diminish and you will start to feel like yourself again. Proper hormone levels are essential to a great night's sleep and preventing serious health concerns down the road.
If you're over the age of 35, there's a possibility that reduced Testosterone levels are the culprit behind your "scheduled" 2am daily wake up.
For more information on our program, please visit our Sleep page found here, or call 502-425-0500 to be connected with our Member Care team for assistance scheduling an appointment.