You can do a home saliva test that measures four times in a day, including at night, although I can't remember the exact times off the top of my head. Your levels should be highest around 8am, but if they're too high it's indicative of a problem. I haven't done the home saliva test - my Dr. felt that my super-high 8am cortisol level, plus other symptoms of cortisol issues, were enough to try a supplement. I'm sure there would be further testing involved before he would prescribe a steroid or other medication.
Originally Posted by Suse
magnesium has helped me along with valerien root. sweet dreams!
I don't personally feel at all stressed but maybe poor self-awareness can mask that. It's just that at night I start feeling like a bunny rabbit and very energized. Going to sleep is usually the least though on my head. Then again In the morning I feel like a zombie. Could be a problem with circadian rhythm but I try to make my room pitch dark couple of hours before i plan to go to sleep.
Originally Posted by kermie
Try a long walk about an hour before bed. My wife and I have been walking much more lately, and I sleep so much better since doing so.