Balancing Hormones can Make for a Better Night’s Sleep BodyLogicMD’s highly trained bioidentical hormone doctors help

women and men ove rcome symptoms of insomnia and sleeplessness with bioidentical hormones. Chicago, IL, March 10, 2010 -- The second week in March (7th-13th) is recognized as National Sleep Awareness Week and the bioidentical hormone doctors at BodyLo gicMD support the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) in raising awareness about the importance of sleep and educating the public on how their quality of rest affec ts their overall quality of health. According to a 2009 NSF Sleep in America study, 44 percent of American adults ex perience symptoms of insomnia and the majority of them attribute sleeplessness t o getting older, unaware that an underlying hormone issue may in fact be the cul prit. “Sleep is essential to life and although we may not think we get much accomplish ed while we sleep, our bodies are actually hard at work throughout the night, pe rforming a variety of biological processes to help restore organs and tissues an d optimize bodily and cognitive functions.” shares BodyLogicMD of Chicago Dr. Jo seph Mazzei. “Our body needs adequate sleep to produce important hormones and ne urotransmitters, such as human growth hormone (HGH) and serotonin.” BodyLogicMD, the nation’s largest network of bioidentical hormone doctors, help women and men effectively overcome symptoms of hormone imbalance like insomnia b y incorporating healthy ways for their patients to cope with stress, identifying environmental factors that may be affecting sleep, develop customized nutrition and fitness regimens and restoring hormone balance with all natural bioidentica l hormones. Sleep is affected by a multitude of factors, including environment, diet, physic al activity (or lack thereof), chronic stress and hormonal imbalances such as pe rimenopause, menopause, andropause (the male menopause), thyroid disorders and a drenal fatigue. Researchers are still exploring the long-term health implications of poor sleep, but immune function, mental function, memory,€and mood can all be affected. The relationship between hormones and sleep is one of both cause and effect. Sle ep deprivation can inhibit the production of hormones and offset their effects o n the body; however, symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as night sweats, hot fl ashes and sleep apnea can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep throu ghout the night. “As adults, we make the mistake of thinking that we don’t need as much sleep as we did when we were younger and then when we’re tired all day, we chalk it up to getting older. It’s important for adults to get 6 hours of sleep each night, to reenergize the body’s biological processes and allow our hormones to replenish. ” stated Dr. Mazzei “A good night’s sleep gives our body what it needs to take o n each day, head-on.” About BodyLogicMD Founded in 2003, BodyLogicMD physician-owned practices make up the nation’s larg est and fastest growing network of the most highly trained physicians specializi ng in natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Integrated with fitness and nutrition programs, BodyLogicMD’s medically supervised programs are for men and women suffering from hormone imbalance associated with menopause and andropa use. BodyLogicMD is currently featured as an expert resource on Oprah.com; Suzan ne Somers’ latest bestselling books “Knockout: Interviews With Doctors Who Are C uring Cancer And How To Prevent Getting It In The First Place” and “Breakthrough

: Eight Steps to Wellness” lists BodyLogicMD as an expert resource, and her book , “Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones” dedicates an entire cha pter to BodyLogicMD. Florida Trend cover story December 2009, features BodyLogic MD as the national leaders in the growing anti-aging industry; BusinessWeek cove r story March 2006, features the BodyLogicMD business start-up story. Find BodyLogicMD’s bioidentical hormone doctors nearest you and get more informa tion about our bioidentical hormone therapy programs. Subscribe to BodyLogicMD on YouTube and watch over 250 videos about hormone ther apy and the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Get expert answers to your questions. Attend a local BHRT seminar (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy). Want to stay up to date on the latest news and views about bioidentical hormones , fitness and nutrition? Subscribe to Bioidentical Hormone Experts blog. Interested in the lighter side of menopause?€ Meet our Menopause Maniacs and fol low their blog: Menopause Maniac. Interested in the male perspective on andropause? Meet Larry B, our MANopause M aniac and follow his story at: MANopause Maniac Contact a Bioidentical Hormones Expert physician. Find out if your symptoms translate into possible menopausal or andropausal symp toms. Take the Hormone Balance Test. Press Contact: Jill Swartz BodyLogicMD Chicago, IL 561-703-5851 jswartz@bodylogicmd.com http://www.bodylogicmd.com