I am a 36 year old male with adrenal fatigue. I ate badly over the holidays; ate lots of carbohydrates, and more sugar than usual.
Q: I am a 36 year old male with adrenal fatigue. I ate badly over the holidays; ate lots of carbohydrates, and more sugar than usual. After about two weeks, I resumed my normal diet of avoiding sugars and refined carbohydrate foods. I woke up in the middle of the night with an anxiety attack and crashed for two days. What happened?
A: Our cortisol level is lowest at night. That also is the best time to fall asleep. Cortisol levels start to rise as the night progresses, and the higher the cortisol, the harder it is to fall asleep. So the later one goes to bed, the harder it is to fall asleep for those with Adrenal Fatigue. Research has shown that the quality of sleep is greatly enhanced when once starts to sleep no later than 10 pm vs. those who go to sleep well past midnight. Those with AF and a weak body should therefore try to go to sleep early. The best time is actually before 9 pm, but it may be impractical for many.
Young people who are healthy are in a different category. This is very different from many who are used to sleeping only at 1-2 am in the morning. These are generally healthy people.