Sleep. We can’t seem to get enough of it. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society tell us that adults need seven or more hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. But so many of us fall short of this, with the potential to spur some major health implications. According to the Sleep Foundation, not catching enough zzz’s leads to both mental and physical challenges. In addition to attention lapses, reduced cognition, delayed reactions, mental health issues, and mood shifts, when we don’t sleep—or don’t sleep well—we can fall prey to strokes, high blood pressure, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even an early death. Sleep matters.
How Does Testosterone Affect Sleep?
Unfortunately, as we age, getting the recommended seven to nine hours per night for adults can be increasingly difficult. One culprit for women? The dip in testosterone that we typically experience either in perimenopause (right before menopause), or during menopause itself. Testosterone levels affect how well we sleep by helping to regulate our circadian rhythm. When low levels cause us to reach the all-important deep sleep state of REM later, that interrupts our sleep cycle. Low testosterone levels are a frustrating cause of insomnia in females.
BioTE Can Help You Sleep Better
Fortunately, there is a safe way to help restore this lack of testosterone and get better sleep. It’s called BioTEⓇ Hormone Pellet Therapy, and it’s the primary component of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), which is medication that replaces the hormones your body is lacking and alleviates the symptoms of hormonal imbalance.. BioTE does not use synthetic hormones, but rather relies on a plant-based formula to provide your body with the bioidentical hormones you need.
It’s a small cylindrical supplement placed under your skin in your buttocks, and it balances your hormones with little to no side effects since the bioidentical hormones are chemically-identical to the ones naturally occurring in your body. BioTE delivers consistent precise doses of hormones to keep your body balanced over time. This is different from other “natural” therapies because it causes no major side effects. You don’t need to remember to take an oral supplement, and you can ensure that you’re receiving the right amount since it self-regulates. BioTE is considered one of the safest, most effective bio-identical hormone replacement therapies available.
In addition to BioTE pelleting, our patients also take BioTE DIM supplements to ensure best results. DIM stands for Diindolylmethane, a substance found in green, cruciferous veggies like kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and others. It boosts your immunity and fights off viral and bacterial infections, skin disorders, and more. Taken together, this therapy can tackle physical and emotional issues. It will increase your energy and enhance your sleep. It can also help with mental issues (including the brain fog that can plague us in middle age), fatigue and lethargy—and even our intolerance to exercise. It is also often recommended for those at risk of serious conditions like osteoporosis and breast cancer.
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Is BioTE Right for Me?
At the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Beverly Fischer and her team are intimately familiar with the benefits of BHRT and the best ways to administer the pellets. They can customize each dose to match your bioidentical hormone needs and provide a perfect balance. In fact, the team has had the customized therapy themselves; they are all women who represent a variety of ages and they all report excellent results.
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If you’re curious how this therapy can help you, reach out today! It’s safe and effective, and the benefits are enormous. If you’re suffering from a lack of sleep, or any number of the symptoms that are caused by hormonal imbalances, you’ll be amazed at the difference pelleting makes. It typically lasts three to four months and the procedure takes only a few minutes. If you’re interested, you can click here to buy BioTE Nutraceuticals. Or call us today to set up an appointment. We look forward to helping you sleep better at night!