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A MATTER OF BALANCE

We’re living in a sleep-deficit epidemic and it’s having a major impact on our health. This lack of sleep isn’t just due to modern life’s need to keep us awake replying to emails, interacting on social media or watching TV. In fact, many of us have trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep once we do. And while there are many things that can cause this, one place we often forget to look for an answer is our hormones.

Many of us go about our everyday lives without giving our hormones much thought, unless you’re a woman experiencing hormonal imbalances, or a man speaking to a doctor about why you suddenly have belly fat or a sudden lack of motivation or sex drive, for example. But no matter your age or gender, hormones are hard at work in your body every day, and control so much of your life.

The research on hormones is fascinating, with new science emerging all the time. What we know – and continue to learn more

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