Method - Saliva
- Upon ordering, the lab kit will be sent directly to your clients home address.
- Your client takes their sample in the comfort of their own home and sends their sample to the lab via pre-paid courier.
- 2-3 week turnaround time
- Both practitioner and client receive a copy of the test results and a letter of recommendations
Midnight Collection (Preferably in the dark)
The Sleep Profile is a non-invasive saliva test that assesses two major causes for insomnia: imbalances in melatonin and cortisol. Melatonin is a peptide hormone produced by the pineal gland which helps to control normal sleep patterns. Deficiencies of this hormone can lead to insomnia; however melatonin supplementation can effectively treat this problem if diagnosed correctly. Imbalances in the diurnal pattern of the glucocorticoid hormone cortisol can also lead to sleep disturbances.
Insomnia is defined as a repeated difficulty with sleep initiation, maintenance, duration and/or quality of sleep. This occurs despite adequate opportunity and time for sleep and results in daytime impairment. Mild (transient or short-term) insomnia is known to affect between 30-50% of the general population, whilst chronic insomnia has a prevalence of 9-15%. This disorder affects energy levels, memory, concentration and problem solving skills. In addition, it has been linked to learning disabilities in children. Sleeplessness not only affects the individual but also produces social stress, lowered employee productivity and higher number of accidents. Therefore it is vital that the cause and treatment of insomnia is adequately addressed.
Cortisol & Melatonin Analysis
We recommend that you always seek the advice of a qualified health care practitioner regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment before acting on this test information. Nourished by Nature does not provide diagnosis, treatment, or medical advice. Nourished by Nature is not liable to you or anyone else for any loss or negative consequence caused in whole or in part by interpreting, delivering, or reporting information through the utilizing of laboratory testing services. In no event shall we be liable to you or any other party for any decisions made or action taken or not taken by you in reliance on such information.