Adrenal insufficiency, or Addison’s disease is a disorder characterized by a decrease in hormones produced by the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are small glands attached to the top of your kidneys that produce necessary life promoting properties for the body. Adrenal insufficiency is characterized by fatigue, body aches, unexplained weight loss, low blood pressure, light-headedness, and loss of body hair.
While not recognized as an official disease, and similar syndrome is described as also affecting the body. This abnormality is called adrenal fatigue and is theorized to over stress the body, causing the body’s fight or flight reaction to be overstimulated. This results in the overuse of the adrenal glands. According to www.selfadjustingtechnique.com, there are several negative symptoms of adrenal fatigue. (See sidebar). If you are experiencing a number of these symptoms, check with your doctor to see if your adrenal glands are functioning properly.
Whatever the case is, you should always do what you can to get a good night sleep. You may want to check your mattress to see if it’s giving you the quality comfort you need for a good rest.