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.
The kit comes with very good instructions. It was very easy to do the samples. People just need to really PT attention to what not to eat prior to and the day of testing. I’m glad I got this done. I have trouble sleeping so I’m looking forward to making some changes.
It didn't make sense to me that a tired body could be too sick and too exhausted to sleep, but hormones that keep us in fight or flight can definitely make that happen! If your sleep is off, test these hormones. It's simple to test and pretty simple to make adjustments once you know what is off. Very few things in life matter as much as a good night's sleep!
As we age we make less melatonin making it harder to sleep. I love being able to see just how low melatonin levels are so we know exactly how much to supplement with! Such a simple easy lab to provide such helpful information about our health!
This test gave me a lot of insight into some of the symptoms I was experiencing and now I'm able to take steps to heal!
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.
No, please wait until your menstrual cycle is complete before collecting urine sample to ensure it is not contaminated.
All at-home lab tests expire 6-months from their purchase date. To ensure you will receive your results, please be sure to send all samples for completed lab tests prior to the 6-month expiration date. Unfortunately, there can be no returns or replacement lab tests sent after the 6-month time frame.
Please remember to register your labs prior to sending your sample to the laboratory.
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