Sleep and Stress
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Macromo Stress and Sleep test provides insights about your stress patterns, empowering you to take steps to manage your overall well-being and sleep. Together with the Macromo app, it can accurately measure your cortisol levels at three critical points in your day, using only your saliva samples.
Why is it special?
All-day stress monitoring
What will you learn?
Assess your body's stress response throughout the day.
Evaluate stress levels and adrenal function in the morning.
Monitor cortisol levels in the middle of the day for insights into overall well-being.
Determine cortisol levels at bedtime to understand their impact on sleep quality.
How does the testing work?
Collect three saliva samples during one regular day
Send all three samples to the laboratory
The results will be displayed in the Macromo app
Is your data safe?
Manage your stress before it is too late
Understanding your stress level is the first step towards making important lifestyle changes. Cortisol, the stress hormone, plays a crucial role in your body's response to stress. High cortisol levels can disrupt sleep and impact your overall well-being. Whether you’re going through a particularly stressful period or living with unconscious chronic stress, it is often hard to know when to take a break. Prioritizing your well-being and optimizing your stress levels to improve your lifestyle is crucial to live a long and healthy life.
Optimal Cortisol Curve
Optimal diurnal cortisol pattern is characterized by balanced levels throughout the day, indicating a healthy stress response and overall well-being.
Disrupted cortisol curve associated with chronic stress displays persistently elevated cortisol levels that may impact your physical and mental health.
Cortisol curve linked to burnout reveals exhausted adrenal glands and a flattened diurnal pattern, highlighting the long-term effects of chronic stress and exhaustion.
What results do I get?
You'll get your test results on the Macromo app, showing your cortisol levels throughout the day. Using this info, you can understand how you handle stress and learn new, scientifically-backed ways to reduce it.
The Diurnal Cortisol Curve provides a comprehensive understanding of your body's stress response throughout the day. By measuring your Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Cortisol levels within a single test, you gain a holistic picture of your daily stress patterns. Deviations from optimal levels can indicate chronic stress, hormonal imbalances, or other health concerns.Learn more
Easy saliva collection in the comfort of your home
Frequently asked questions
How accurate are at-home saliva cortisol tests?
At-home saliva cortisol tests are highly accurate as cortisol levels in saliva accurately reflect the amount of the hormone in your bloodstream. Adhere to all the collection guidelines provided together with the kit to ensure the best results. Our partner labs use sophisticated technology to ensure precise measurements.
Is it safe to conduct the saliva cortisol test at home?
Yes, the at-home cortisol test is safe and non-invasive. It only involves collecting saliva samples at three different times of the day.
How frequently should I take the cortisol test?
The frequency of testing can depend on individual needs and health goals. Regular testing helps you identify patterns, observe the effectiveness of stress-management strategies, and make necessary adjustments to align with your body's natural rhythm. Additionally, regular testing can help detect any significant shifts in cortisol levels that may indicate potential health concerns.. Always consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice.
On which day should I take the test?
It mainly depends on when you feel most stressed, and in need of getting more insights about your usual routine that needs to be optimized. For most people that will be workdays.
What time of the day should I take the test?
Take 3 samples on the same day accordingly:
In the morning within 30 min of waking up before breakfast and brushing your teeth
Afternoon 8-10 hours after taking the first sample
No more than 1 hour before sleep