In addition to stress, the gradual decline in production of the sleep hormone melatonin as we age triggers imbalances directly related to difficulty in sleeping.
This natural decline in melatonin likely contributes to our increasing reliance on sleeping pills.
In a perfect world the master stress hormone, cortisol, should be in-synch with the master sleep hormone melatonin. Each hormone counterbalances the other in a precise rhythm that flows like this: when cortisol is high melatonin should be low, and when melatonin is high cortisol should be low. If this balance is upset, we find it difficult to sleep.
We have a simple Sleep Balance Profile take home test kit that measures your levels go melatonin and cortisol throughout the day and night. This could be your solution to better sleep.