Stress is relevant is all of our lives. It is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. Whether you are feeling stress about your job or love life, your body will find a way to express it. The release of adrenaline and cortisol hormones can make you do crazy things. We all know the common signs of stress and anxiety; biting your nails, sweating, or insomnia. Many people don’t know the hidden things that stress and anxiety can make you do. Here are a few things to look for next time you’re feeling overwhelmed.
You Can Have a Bad Weekend
Are you wondering why you’re getting headache’s on the weekend? That is the time when you can take a break from stress, right? This might be the case, but it also comes with negative side effects. According to Prevention.com, stress and anxiety from your work week can cause your body to produce migraines. A headache on Saturday or Sunday is a sign of a sudden drop in your body’s stress hormone. This shows that your body is reacting to the lack of stress. When Monday starts again, your stress increases and the cycle continues. To avoid this, stick closely to your weekday sleeping schedule.
You Can Remain Sick
Are you that one person that is always coughing? Frequent illnesses are a hidden sign that your emotions are taking over. Stress messes with your body’s production of hormones. It causes an overproduction of the ones that keep your immune system balanced. You start to produce less white blood cells, a key component in fighting diseases. The only way to decrease your susceptibility to illness is by managing your stress and anxiety.
Your Stomach Can Suffer
We have all experienced a nervous stomach before a big presentation or interview. Stress and anxiety can also cause permanent gastrointestinal distress. For many, your stomach is where a hormonal imbalance takes the biggest toll. According to EverydayHealth.com, this leads to diarrhea, constipation, nausea, or upset stomach on a daily basis. Those more unfortunate will suffer from IBS, Gastritis, or Ulcers.
Your Mouth Can Ache
Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw? You might be subconsciously grinding your teeth while you sleep. The technical term for this is Bruxism. According to ProteethGuard.com, researchers report that stress is the most significant factor in predicting the frequency and severity of bruxism. Anything from daily problems to trouble at work can play a factor in grinding your teeth during sleep.
Share with us in the comments any bizarre things stress or anxiety have made you do.