Adrenals - Can't get to sleep and/or awaken early
Some people can sleep a straight 8 hours but not during the night. They aren't sleepy at night and early in the morning they have a hard time dragging their butt out of bed. This is usually an adrenal symptom.
One adrenal gland sits on top of each of your kidneys. Adrenals produce fight or flight hormones, antihistamines, cortisol and adrenaline for energy.
Things that are detrimental to the health of the Adrenals include: coffee; tea; caffeine and stress.
To test adrenal exhaustion at home, lay down for 10 min and then take your blood pressure (BP) while continuing to lay there. Then stand for 10 minutes and then take your BP while remaining standing. Blood pressure that is lower while standing strongly indicates hypoactivity of the adrenal glands.
Symptoms of an underactive adrenal function can include weakness, fatigue, digestive disturbances, rapid obesity, osteoporosis, dryness of the skin, weight gain--usually in neck, upper arms, upper legs and trunk of the body and discoloration of skin pigmentation where skin is rubbed, such as: bra; belt; top of arms and legs; or in skin folds