Hormones help us to maintain a healthy, functioning body. When everything is in balance, we are happier not only physically, but mentally as well. Most people know this to some degree, but they often take it for granted when things are in balance and life is good. However, when your hormones get unbalanced you can start to feel the effects almost immediately – from unexplained weight gain or loss to trouble sleeping, and even symptoms of depression and anxiety. Keep reading to see which of these seemingly harmless habits may be responsible for a hormone imbalance in your body. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know how you can fix it, too!
Pulling All Nighters
Really, any change in sleeping habits can do a number on your cortisol levels, which actually impacts your blood sugar levels as well. The most common way these cycles and levels get out of balance is by pulling an all-nighter. Even if you only do it once or twice a month, this can have a huge ripple effect on your body – including your metabolism. The good news is, once you find a good sleep schedule and stick to it, your blood sugar, metabolism, and cortisol levels will even themselves out. The key is to be consistent! As much as we all are tempted to stay up late and sleep in till eleven on the weekends, if you can make a habit of going to bed and waking up around the same time every day, you will be better off in the long run!