If you have ever been so tired that you simply cannot fall asleep, you are not alone. Many individuals wake up in the morning feeling much more tired than they did when they went to bed the night before. Oftentimes, we come home from a long hard day completely wired, with the inability to quickly fall asleep or stay asleep. Many individuals suffer from adrenal fatigue as a result of their increased stress levels from their hectic life that are simply impossible to reduce even after they come home for rest at night.
Hormone Induced Restlessness
The stress of daily living often causes the adrenal glands to produce high levels of cortisol and adrenaline. These stress hormones have been proven to increase inflammation and deregulate blood sugar levels. The results often produce hormonal chaos that can cause immune suppression. Individuals that suffer from high levels of stress often have digestive issues that are caused by adrenal dysfunction.
The condition, over time, can put on those few extra pounds that are impossible to lose. Anytime we experience panic mode as a result of daily stress, our bodies tend to store everything, making it nearly impossible to reduce excessive fat.
Once we understand that stress is nothing more than a response to our daily life, it is easy to recognize that it will affect us physically, emotionally, and in our behaviors. While the right amount of stress works as a positive force in our daily life, too much of it makes us anxious, tense and causes significant sleep problems. While assessing our daily stress levels and performing exercise routines can help offset our anxiousness, a good mattress can provide the much-deserved rest our body requires.
Diminishing Stress Levels
While the news is not good about changing our lifestyles anytime soon, there are ways to improve our health by decreasing our reaction to stress. Sleeping on a quality mattress diminishes tossing and turning at night. By avoiding the intermittent, small wake ups in our sleeping pattern, we can eliminate the constant waking up and inability to fall back to sleep all throughout the night.
Part of living a restful existence requires not eating before bed time. By cutting back on refined carbohydrates, sugar, and gluten, our adrenal glands will begin to function normally. Additionally, meditating or doing yoga just a few minutes each day, tends to straighten out the rhythms of our bodies, making us feel more peaceful at night.