Re: Brett's Journal Part VI: Halo & Horns - A Tale of a Tormented Lifter
Consistent lack of sleep and high stress levels cause adrenal fatigue.. cortisol hormone being released affecting circadian rhythms etc
So I don’t think it’s the cortisol causing sleep issues, it’s the sleep issues contributing to the high cortisol!
Sleep is a major issue with me and I have looked into this a lot. But with my situation best I can do is catchup. Had 11 hours last night (beers helped lol).. but it’s weird.. I got up 3 times to piss. Each time I work up in the middle of the night I felt so refreshed like I’d just had a proper full nights sleep, went back to bed, woke up again to pee, and felt amazing. So I work up this morning after only having 1 sleep but felt like I’d caught up with 3 nights worth of sleep! Felt great today!