Adrenal dysregulation refers to a dysregulation or dysfunction in the normal circadian rhythm of cortisol secretion. Throughout the circadian rhythm cycle, there are pulsatile secretions of cortisol with various different amplitudes. Dysfunction of hypothalamic-pituitary axis can play a role in both sleep and anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders can manifest differently in women and can worsen premenstrually, postpartum and in the perimenopausal transition. Insomnia is pandemic in midlife women, although the cause remains unexplained within the scientific community.
The white paper and webinars below examine both evidence-based and traditional approaches to using select botanicals with particular attention to the influence of cortisol on sleep disturbance. It will also discuss the influence of hormonal states on insomnia and anxiety.
Webinar - The Role of Adrenal Dysregulation in Insomnia & Anxiety
Download webinar Recorded on January 17, 2013. Presented by Dr. Tori Hudson, ND
TThis discussion will focus on mood and sleep disorders in women, and how adrenal dysfunction can be both causative and a consequence. These disorders can manifest differently in women and can worsen premenstrually, postpartum and in the perimenopausal transition.
This presentation will include both an evidence based and traditional approach to using select botanicals with particular attention to the influence of cortisol on sleep disturbance, and the influence of hormonal states on mood and sleep disorders.
Herbs to be discussed include: Magnolia, Kava, Lavender, Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, Valerian, and Hops.
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