10 Signs You’re Overstressed (and Don’t Know It)!

by Shelby

Stress is something we all deal with, some more than others. It can and will contribute to many different serious ailments.

Stress causes emotional suffering when you really think about it and that in no form can be considered good. Your body is not aware of what is happening and sometimes you can be severely stressed without even knowing it. Stress is a part of our everyday lives but if we stress too much our health with deteriorate.

If you ever notice these ten signs you are under far too much stress and need to do whatever it takes to reduce your anxiety for your health and wellbeing in general. Do not ignore these signs. Our body shows us these things for a reason.

10 Signs You Are Under Too Much Stress

1. Sleep Disorders

If you suffer from Insomnia then you would be under a lot of stress without realizing it. Your mind may be keeping you up at night with worry. You need to relax before going to sleep and give yourself time to wind down.

2. Overeating or Undereating

Stress makes some people eat more and other people eat less. If you have an eating disorder of any kind it could be stress related. Another bad thing about stress is that it slows down your metabolism making you gain more weight.

3. Pain

Do you suffer from any sort of muscular tension? It could be something that is happening because of high-stress levels. Stress takes a serious toll on the body and when it gets to a certain point it will show itself in the form of tension. I know when I am overstressed sometimes I get tension headaches more often.

4. Difficulty Sitting Still or Being Calm

If you can’t handle being still for long periods it is also a sign that you may be overstressed. When the stress is constant your body will not allow you to relax. You will need to find out what is causing this and resolve the issue. If you don’t address the problem your issue will only continue to grow. You will be a nervous mess.

5. Mood Swings

You will notice a severe lack of patience when you are overstressed. Rapid changes of emotion are actually one of the most common symptoms when it comes to elevated stress levels. Sure, sometimes we are all moody but when the mood swings will not stop there has to be something causing them.

6. Hair Loss

Yes, you can stress to the point where you begin losing hair. This actually happens to a lot of people. This is one of the ways that the body reacts to psychological stress. Short-term stress will not do this to your body. With time stress can severely damage your hair.

7. Reduced Libido

Sexual desire can and will become reduced when under a lot of stress. This to some can be a huge issue. This happens because of chronic stress interferes with the levels of hormones in the body.

8. Rapid Heartbeat

This is one of those signs most people already know but is worth mentioning.

9. Nausea

Yes being stressed can make you physically sick. The more stressed you get the more physically ill you will become.

10. Peptic Ulcer Disorder

If you are overstressed you may even end up dealing with painful stomach ulcers. While stress is not the only cause for this it is one of the causes.

Your stress will not go away unless you address the issue at hand. If you talk to someone you may be able to find a solution to your issue. You do not have to keep things bottled inside for more on how to deal with chronic stress please take the time to watch the video below.

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