Thursday, January 12, 2012

As seen on the subway around 3 PM: The "afternoon dip".

 

The yawning; the sugar/coffee cravings; the unproductive stupor. Enter the "afternoon dip".

This is how it looks like on a salivary cortisol test.

The dip is a sign of suboptimal adrenal function. (Especially when occuring along with a pickup in night time cortisol - the "second wind".)

It's an epidemic, but it's not normal function.

Full disclosure: I strugle with this personally and fixing it takes time.

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