This test analyses 20 items including hormones and neurotransmitters, organs and nutrients.
Hormones and Neurotransmitters
Adrenalin, Cortisol, Dopamine,GABA, Histamine, Melatonin, Noradrenalin, Serotonin
Adrenal Gland, Pineal Gland, Pituitary Gland, Thyroid Gland
Adenosine, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phenylalanine, Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate (P-5-P), Tryptophan, Tyrosine
Sleep is an extremely important part of our health. The body’s circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle) is the period in which the body is able to reset and recover, and many of the body’s physiological processes are only able to function during sleep.
WHAT FACTORS CAN DISTURB SLEEP
- Chronic illness and chronic pain
Stress and anxiety
Stimulant use, e.g. caffeine, sugar
HOW NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP AFFECTS OUR HEALTH
Sleep disturbances can have far-reaching effects on your health. It contributes to fatigue and mood changes, disturbances in gastrointestinal and immune functions and affects hormonal function in general.
SLEEP DISTURBANCES COME IN DIFFERENT FORMS, THE MAIN ONES BEING;
Inability to stay asleep
Restless legs syndrome
CAN SLEEP DISORDERS GET TREATED?
While many of the physiological triggers for sleep disturbances have been identified, chronic sleep disorders are notoriously difficult to treat as often only 1 aspect of the person is being treated.
When considering treatment, both psychological and physiological triggers need to be addressed in order to help restore normal sleep patterns. Which means, addressing physical, mental and emotional aspects.
WHAT ABOUT MOOD DISORDERS?
Mood disturbances also exhibit a host of physiological imbalances that are linked to hormone and neurotransmitter dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies. This is in addition to psychological triggers, many of which may be due to physiological imbalances rather than a life event. The most common forms of mood disturbances include:
Mood disturbances are also associated with a host of different chronic illnesses including:
Chronic fatigue syndrome,
Irritable bowel syndrome, and many more.
HOW SLEEP & MOOD DISORDERS ARE LINKED
Both sleep and mood are under tight hormonal and neurotransmitter control, driven mostly by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and limbic system in the brain. Imbalances in any of the organs, hormones, neurotransmitters and nutritional factors involved in maintaining healthy mood and sleep can provide a stress on the body and negatively impact on the functioning of the HPA and limbic systems and therefore cause the above forms of sleep and mood symptoms.
WHAT THE SLEEP & MOOD TEST COVERS
The Sleep & Mood Test is a comprehensive assessment of those neurotransmitters, hormones, organ systems and nutrients involved in supporting healthy mood and sleep.
It also provides information on the presence of nutrients and compounds that may cause a disturbance to the normal production of these neurotransmitters and hormones.
Sleep and mood are extremely complex areas with many variables impacting on their healthy function.
This test focuses on physiological and nutritional factors and may help to identify areas of imbalance.
Sleep & Mood Test
NO test kit is required for this test.
Easy to follow instructions will arrive in your inbox upon ordering.