How sleep can balance your hormones.
Are you getting enough? Think you can “survive” on 5-6 hours? There is strong evidence to say that anything less than 7 hours will have a dramatic impact on your immune system and affect your amygdala (a section of the brain that is responsible for detecting fear and preparing for emergency events) which in turn will affect your cortisol levels, making you age more rapidly and making you gain weight and throw other hormones out of whack – and these are just some of the examples! [Read more…]