The higher cortisol (stress hormone), the lower melatonin affecting sleep quality
Effective ways of beating insomnia.
Hormones are critical for our physical and mental health. I resolved several issues related to weight, stress, inflammation, and sleep by focusing on various hormones. The most critical ones were insulin, testosterone, and cortisol, which I call a monster.
In this post, I focus on cortisol related to melatonin within the sleep context. Cortisol and melatonin are meticulously linked. These two hormones play opposite roles in the sleep cycle. More precisely, while cortisol keeps us awake, melatonin makes us sleepy. Besides, when one is higher, the other gets lower.
As a person who suffered from adverse effects of cortisol in my mid-life, I have been researching the impact of this hormone on health. In this article, I introduced the role of cortisol related to fat gain. My key point was unless we managed cortisol effectively, it was not possible to lose abdominal fat.
This collection covers several mental health topics such as anxiety, depression, amygdala hijacks, motivation, smoke cessation, dealing with rejections, silencing internal critic, emotional intelligence, and emotional maturity.
This collection covers stories related to fat loss, weight loss, dealing with excessive loose skin, having defined abdominal, staying fit, joyful workouts, fat adaption, lean muscles, bone density, and the importance of perspiration via heat therapy.
This collection covers reviews of effective and popular supplements supported by scientific studies. It includes magnesium in Epsom salts forma, bio-identical hormones for men, hydrolyzed collagen, activated charcoal and pharmaceutical nicotine.
This collection includes lifestyle choices, diet, and nutrition. Some key topics are intermittent fasting, energy boosting activities, natural appetite control, refraining from alcohol, and barefoot walking.
I am a technologist, postdoctoral researcher in cognitive science, author of several books, chief editor of multiple publications, and digital marketing strategist with four decades of industry experience.