Your diurnal rhythm is a biological rhythm that is synchronized with your day/night cycle and regulated by the hormones cortisol and melatonin. If you experience grogginess in the morning with brain fog continuing into the afternoon, only to find yourself wired at bedtime, it's vital to take a closer look at your cortisol and melatonin levels, and the balance between these two "reverse" hormones. This simple at-home test, will provide a comprehensive snapshot about this important cycle that affects your energy levels and ability to get a restful night's sleep. Most importantly, once you understand this cycle, you can begin to take the steps needed to rebalance, so you can feel energized during the day, and slip into restful sleep at night.
Putting up with restless nights and morning fatigue will ultimately steer you off course, leading to higher stress, brain fog, and an unbalanced mood. If you are experiencing any of these unwanted challenges, it's crucial to test when your body peaks in its cortisol production (ideally from 6-8 am) and also when melatonin production is at its highest (optimal time between 9-11 pm).
Testing your cortisol and melatonin levels throughout the day is a straight forward approach, helping you start to tackle daytime fatigue and sleep issues. Taking an in depth look at your diurnal rhythm will provide you with the insight you need to achieve balanced energy levels and rejuvenating sleep at night.
A hormone that regulates stress acts as your internal alarm clock.
Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Working with the brain, it manages your sleep/wake cycle, mood, and energy, along with managing how your body processes carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
Our body's sleep hormone that is produced in response to darkness.
Primarily produced in the pineal gland in your brain, melatonin is responsible for triggering the circadian rhythm when it's time to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. It's a hormone that peaks in the evening and can be distributed if exposed to bright light or irregular cortisol peaks.
The inactive form of cortisol after it is metabolized.
Cortisol is reversibly metabolized to its inactive form, cortisone. Looking at both cortisol and cortisone together gives a better picture of the total cortisol production by the adrenals.
A waste product made by your muscles as part of regular, daily activity.
Your kidneys work to filter creatinine as well as other waste products out of your blood. After being filtered, these waste products are then expelled from your body in urine and can be a supporting indicator in your lab results.
EquiLife labs are designed to provide detailed and thorough information so that you can understand your health at the deepest level, allowing you to finally get to the root cause of your biggest health concerns.
To ensure you feel confident about your lab findings, EquiLife provides a complimentary, one-on-one call with a certified Health Coach who will review your results with you in-depth and answer any questions you have.
Testing takes the guesswork out of your health and empowers you to make informed choices about your health. After reviewing your results, Health Coaches will provide recommendations to help you achieve your goals.
Once you receive your at-home lab test, please follow the instructions provided to register your test. Once sample(s) are sent to one of our CLIA certified labs, it will take approximately 3 weeks for your results to be returned, during which time you will receive information on how to schedule your one-one-one health coaching call.
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No, please wait until your menstrual cycle is complete before collecting urine sample to ensure it is not contaminated.