Successful Sleep Through Hormonal Rebalancing

Successful Sleep Through Hormonal Rebalancing

March 19, 2020 3 By Jose Scott


This is Dr. Lam, founder of drlam.com. Today’s topic is sleep series on hormones. Now hormonal imbalance is a frequent cause
of insomnia. Either estrogen deficiency, estrogen excessiveness,
or what we call estrogen dominance, can also be part of the clinical picture. Now depends on your status. If you have a deficient in estrogen that causes
sleeplessness, then a touch of estrogen can be very helpful. At the same time, if you have too much estrogen,
then some progesterone, that’s natural progesterone, not the progestins that is a synthetic compounds
made by drug companies, as well as a natural compound such as Vitex can be very helpful. So progesterone in particular has a very calming
effect. Its physiological dose is about 20 milligrams
but for sleep you may not need that much. The problem with progesterone is that it can
be very related to candida infections if you take too much. So for sleep it is a side effect of progesterone. And some people take progesterone mostly for
hormonal imbalances but get the side benefit of progesterone for sleep. If you have adrenal fatigue, however, the
use of progesterone needs to be much more careful, because progesterone is metabolized
by the liver. So if you have a weak liver, congested liver,
or you have extracellular space that is congested, then progesterone benefits may be limited. And in which case there are other ways to
deal with it. So hormonal balance, along with metabolic,
autonomic nervous system issues, cortisol issues, are all factors that has to be looked
into when you have sleep disturbance. Women and men both can have hormonal imbalances,
so it’s not just limited to women.