Who Should Consider Taking This At-Home Sleep Test?
Lab Me is the only at-home testing provider offering testing for the circadian rhythm of melatonin in concert with cortisol and cortisone to assess sleep/wake cycle dysfunction.
Circulating melatonin is efficiently hydroxylated and conjugated with sulfate in the liver to form its primary metabolite, 6-sulfatoxymelatonin (MT6s), and excreted into urine; it is this metabolite that is measured in the Sleep Balance Profile. Adrenal cortisol, produced in response to stress, is also known for its diurnal variation linked to the sleep/wake cycle. It has the opposite pattern to melatonin production in a healthy individual.