Sleep and Hormones: You Can't Have One Without The Other

Bioidentical Hormones Help to Replenish the Hormones that Help Us Achieve a Good Night's Sleep

BOCA RATON, FL. - March, 2010 - The second week in March (7th-13th) is recognized as National Sleep Awareness Week and the bioidentical hormone doctors at BodyLogicMD support the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) in raising awareness about the importance of sleep and educating the public on how their quality of rest affects their overall quality of health.

According to a 2009 NSF Sleep in America study, 44 percent of American adults experience symptoms of insomnia and the majority of them attribute sleeplessness to getting older, unaware that an underlying hormone issue may in fact be the culprit.

"Sleep is essential to life and although we may not think we get much accomplished while we sleep, our bodies are actually hard at work throughout the night, performing a variety of biological processes to help restore organs and tissues and optimize bodily and cognitive functions." shares BodyLogicMD of Chicago Dr. Joseph Mazzei. "Our body needs adequate sleep to produce important hormones and neurotransmitters, such as human growth hormone (HGH) and serotonin."

BodyLogicMD, the nation's largest network of bioidentical hormone doctors, help women and men effectively overcome symptoms of hormone imbalance like insomnia by incorporating healthy ways for their patients to cope with stress, identifying environmental factors that may be affecting sleep, develop customized nutrition and fitness regimens and restoring hormone balance with all natural bioidentical hormones.

Sleep is affected by a multitude of factors, including environment, diet, physical activity (or lack thereof), chronic stress and hormonal imbalances such as perimenopausemenopause, andropause (themale menopause), thyroid disorders and adrenal fatigue. Researchers are still exploring the long-term health implications of poor sleep, but immune function, mental function, memory, and mood can all be affected.

The relationship between hormones and sleep is one of both cause and effect. Sleep deprivation can inhibit the production of hormones and offset their effects on the body; however, symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as night sweatshot flashes and sleep apnea can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.

"As adults, we make the mistake of thinking that we don't need as much sleep as we did when we were younger and then when we're tired all day, we chalk it up to getting older. It's important for adults to get 6 hours of sleep each night, to reenergize the body's biological processes and allow our hormones to replenish." stated Dr. Mazzei "A good night's sleep gives our body what it needs to take on each day, head-on."

About BodyLogicMD

Founded in 2003, BodyLogicMD affiliated physician-owned practices make up the nation's largest and fastest growing network of the most highly trained physicians specializing in natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Integrated with fitness and nutrition programs, BodyLogicMD's medically supervised programs are for men and women suffering from hormonal imbalance, menopause, and andropause. BodyLogicMD is currently featured as an expert resource on Oprah.com; Suzanne Somers? latest book "Knockout: Interviews With Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer And How To Prevent Getting It In The First Place" and "Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness" lists BodyLogicMD as an expert source, and her book, "Ageless, The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones" dedicates an entire chapter to BodyLogicMD, and Business Week March, 2006 cover story features the BodyLogicMD business story.

BodyLogicMD is currently featured as an expert resource onOprah.com and cited in Suzanne Somers? latest book, Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness. Somers? 2006 book, Ageless: the Naked Truth about Bioidentical Hormones, dedicates an entire chapter to BodyLogicMD. In March 2006, BusinessWeek ran a cover story on growth of BodyLogicMD and the anti-aging industry.

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