Feel tired, restless or sick even though there is nothing physically wrong with you? You could be looking at a hormonal imbalance. Hormones work to keep the body functioning smoothly and if they aren’t functioning properly, your body can send you signals. Your endocrine gland produces a number of hormones and they help regulate metabolism, sleep, growth and libido. If these glands produce too much or too little of these hormones, they can cause your body to react negatively. Here are 6 signs of a hormonal imbalance and how to treat it:
A hormone called melatonin controls our sleep cycles or circadian rhythms. Low levels of melatonin can cause sleeping difficulties, restlessness and insomnia. As we age, we produce less melatonin. Low levels of melatonin can cause depression, lethargy and fatigue. Cherry juice and melatonin supplements can help treat sleeping difficulties.