Stress & Fatigue
Stress is unfortunately a common component of our busy lives. In 2014 23% of Canadians reported that most days were “quite, or extremely stressful”. Long-term stress carries several negative health consequences, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and immune complications. Furthermore, it also affects our energy, quality of sleep, mood, and ability to deal with stressful situations.
Everyone deals with stress differently, both physically and emotionally. That is why it is important to take an individualized approach to managing and treating stress. This includes understanding the causes of stress; how your body responds to stress and the impact it has on your hormones (i.e. cortisol, adrenaline, sex hormones, etc).
Symptoms of stress and burnout include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Excessive energy at night
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Not feeling rested in the morning