Kenneth Adessa, MD, a Barnabas health Medical Group physician, recently dispelled a common
myth that low testosterone causes insomnia – it does not. In fact,
low testosterone is the result of poor sleeping habits – not the
cause of them.
Lack of sleep results in increased levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.
High levels of cortisol can create a hormone pattern that lowers testosterone.
Low testosterone can lead to adrenal fatigue, which often worsens insomnia
– thereby creating a vicious cycle. Therefore, insomnia, in addition
to a poor diet and other bad habits, causes low testosterone – not
the other way around.
In his post, Dr. Clancy provides helpful tips to avoid low testosterone
and ward-off insomnia. For tips on getting a good night’s sleep
and to read Dr. Adessa’s post,
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