Did you know that according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about 40 million people suffer from chronic sleep issues in the United States? That’s a huge percentage of the population likely walking around and taking care of their daily responsibilities running on little to no sleep which can lead to a whole host of problems. One of the issues with not sleeping enough can be hormone imbalance, and particularly an elevation in cortisol levels.
Adrenal fatigue is a term that many of us have heard of, but what actually is it? Adrenal fatigue happens when the adrenals glands are exhausted and may not be able to keep up with the normal hormone production the adrenal glands are responsible for. Cortisol, for example, is the stress hormone that is commonly affected by adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal fatigue is a term that is coming up more and more as more people find themselves living demanding lives, working long hours, and setting aside little time for rest and relaxation.