You have a normal sleep cycle and it can be affected by adrenals.
When you sleep you replenish your cortisol. And then all day it drops.
Cortisol’s job is to turn on the energy switch in the morning it wakes you up ready to go.
Low cortisol symptoms are low energy. If you wake up tired cortisol is lower than it should be. You may be foggy and reach for a coffee. Also gas caused by undigested fat or protein is a digestive symptom. When cortisol is low you can have a problem with toxic metals, which your body has a hard time eliminating. Especially copper your body will hold on to copper.
It is best to get a hair mineral analysis to test for metals in general and copper in particular. Also your diet is very important to recovery a paleo diet is useful.
Things to look and order to look at them ;
1 Did you go to bed between 10 and 11 o clock?
2 Did you sleep through the night?
If not when did you wake up. Keep a record this will tell you when cortisol kicks in.
3 Did you wake up with good energy if not cortisol production is low.
1 Do you have belching? If you do next determine if its protein or fat that’s undigested. Low cortisol may indicate low stomach acid ph. therefore you need HCL hydrochloric acid to lower PH, and pepsin an enzyme to digest protein.
2 Next check you poop does it float or sink, and is it brown or green. If it floats or is green its a fat problem . If it sinks and is brown its a protein digestion problem.
Low stomach acid symptoms are bloating belching. The standard idea of how this happens is your stomach acid has too low a of a PH. If you don’t make strong enough stomach acid you can supplement with HCL betaine hydrochloride. You take it just before a meal. Each time you take the supplement you can increase the number of capsules until you feel a warmth in your stomach and then you can back off on capsule.
It may be low bile acid not low stomach acid. It now turns out that another normal function of cortisol is to help prepare your body to digest food. When you get hungry, your body starts to make cortisol. This cortisol communicates to your liver, telling your liver to fill up your gall bladder with bile so that you can digest the fats that will be in the upcoming meal. When you eat, the bile is released into your small intestine to perform vital roles in digestion. When the bile reaches the end of your small intestine, the bile salts are extracted out of the bile and sent via a special blood supply back to your liver to be used again. This is called bile acid recycling and is normal. Because cholesterol is also in the bile, it is also recycled.
This new study proves for the first time how cortisol controls the recycling of bile acids. Obviously, if you get too stressed out, you will be making excess bile and sending it to your gall bladder, a system that can get overloaded. This will cause excess bile to dump into your small intestine and start refluxing back towards your stomach. This will cause heat or burning across your lower ribcage, as bile moves backwards through your small intestine and into your stomach.
Add in melatonin
When you are asleep your insulin will be down low, this is how you burn fat at night. Insulin is the fat burning turn off switch. |When insulin spikes fat burning stops for hours.
Low stomach acid symptoms are bloating belching
Heavy metal Toxicity
First copper is stored in the liver and when it gets saturated it get stored in the brain. You need to pull out the copper or you will not get total recovery with the Adrenals. You need zinc which only comes from animal food. As your adrenals get better they produce the spikey cortisol patter. Also higher cortisol will allow for the expulsion of copper with the right mineral balance being used. The only way to tell if you have metal toxicity is using a hair tissue mineral analysis test.