One of the negative effects of prolonged stress is that it can deplete your body of nutrients, gobbling up crucial vitamins and minerals to support the body’s stress response. All this can deprive your body of nutrients that you need to support your energy, mood, sleep, immune health, and more.
If you often have trouble sleeping well, you’re not alone. About a third of Americans say that they lie awake a few times a week. Stress and certain lifestyle habits can disrupt your circadian rhythms in ways that make it harder to sleep. The good news is that these habits are easy to fix.
Constantly stressing is a byproduct of the fast-paced, tumultuous times we live in. While the occasional “fight or flight” response is a natural thing for humans to experience, we should not be feeling it all the time. Constant stress can lead to unwanted health problems.