Are You a Night Owl or is it Low T?

Are You a Night Owl or is it Low T?

There are so many people today who aren’t getting the rest that they need. Sleep is essential, and if you are not sleeping enough every night, it can drastically impact your overall quality of life. It can leave you feeling fatigued all day, prevent you from being able to concentrate or deplete your interest in sex.

Many people who struggle with these sleep-related issues often just assume they are “night owls” or “aren’t good sleepers.” Others may believe they are developing insomnia. However, for many men, their issue may be low T or low testosterone levels.

There is a link between testosterone and sleep deprivation. Low testosterone levels can cause sleep disturbances, and sleep deprivation can cause low testosterone.

When your body isn’t making enough testosterone from aging or as a side effect of other conditions, it can cause issues with sleep or symptoms such as depression, irritability, and fatigue that may be confused with sleep deprivation issues. If you are consistently struggling to get enough sleep, it can cause your stress hormone, cortisone to rise, and high cortisone often leads to low testosterone.

When your body isn’t making enough testosterone from aging or as a side effect of other conditions, it can cause issues with sleep or symptoms such as depression, irritability, and fatigue that may be confused with sleep deprivation issues. If you are consistently struggling to get enough sleep, it can cause your stress hormone, cortisone to rise, and high cortisone often leads to low testosterone.

Another factor to consider is that a majority of testosterone used is replenished at night, meaning if you aren’t sleeping in the evening, your testosterone levels may not be replenishing as they are supposed to. The cycle between testosterone and sleep deprivation can keep going on and on until you try to do something about one issue or the other.

However, as anyone with a sleep issue will tell you, suddenly fixing your sleep issues is much more difficult than it sounds. This is why getting your testosterone levels checked first is always a smart solution.

With the right hormone test, you can determine whether or not your body is producing enough testosterone or T. If your body is not producing enough testosterone, you can actually get low T replacement therapy to help replace your hormone levels and finally break the cycle between sleep and low T.

Here at LT Men’s Clinic, we not only administer testosterone tests, but we also have a variety of testosterone treatments available for our patients. We have creams and patches for those who prefer to administer their testosterone treatments daily at home and pellets and injections for those who want regularly administered treatments in-office.

No matter how you choose to receive your hormone therapies, you can rest assured that these treatments will help you get the balance you have been looking for and the rest that your body needs to feel its best. If you are interested in having your hormone levels checked or in one of our safe and effective low T replacement therapies, call LT Men’s Clinic today to schedule an appointment at 817-369-3605.