Updated: Feb 1
Let’s face it, sleeping through the night seems like it should be a fairly simple task. Eat well, exercise, don’t drink caffeine after 3 p.m…but the reality is, many people have not had a good night’s sleep in years. One of the most important parts of maintaining a healthy immune response is getting enough sleep. This helps infection-fighting antibodies, by releasing pro-inflammatory cytokine proteins, which are important for fighting infection. Studies show sleep allows proteins to help promote the interaction between antigen presenting cells and T helper cells. This, in turn, participates with formation of immunological memory. While the aging process is happening, menopause and andropause causes hormonal imbalances which makes sleeping through the night a challenge! By keeping your hormones at optimal levels, your body can restore its energy and as well as create the ability to sleep soundly.
For men, getting your testosterone levels using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the most important part. With women, the primary focus is estrogen. This allows your body to use neurochemicals, like serotonin, a key ingredient to falling asleep and staying asleep. Estrogen replenishment helps stop the hot flashes and progesterone promotes a sense of calmness and relaxation and may help facilitate sleep.
As your BioTE provider, we would love help you get your sleep back, and your quality of life!
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