Unfortunately, stress is a part of our daily lives. Every day, there are different triggers that can easily make you feel stressed out, and it can sometimes seem like it will be forever until you feel better again.
However, one of the best ways to ease stress in your life is to be aware of your surroundings and what exactly causes the stress to form around you. This is sometimes easier said than done, so we have compiled a list of sneaky signs that mean you’re feeling a bit too stressed out.
A sore jaw and waking up with a headache
Clenching your teeth is a tell-tale sign that you are stressed, but chances are you’re doing it in your sleep without even realizing it. If you wake up with a stiff jaw accompanied by a headache, you could be tenser than you realize. Try to prevent this by going to bed with a microwavable neck heat wrap or an aromatherapy neck pillow to help cut down on muscle tension before you doze off.
You can’t get over a cold
When your body is under a lot of stress, your immune system is compromised. So your cough, sore throat, or a runny nose may not be completely your sneezing coworker’s fault. Other things to look out for include feeling dehydrated and woozy.
Your shoulders and back are always aching
This is especially true for those who are stuck at computers all day. When you’re feeling stressed, it’s easy to cramp up your shoulders and neck into a tight position that can cause bad posture. Don’t be afraid to bring a heated neck wrap into your office to ease stress so you don’t feel tight after typing all day.
You don’t feel rested when you wake up
As a rule of thumb, getting more hours of sleep is positively associated with having an overall higher well-being. You should shoot for eight hours of good quality sleep every day to feel rested, but this is hard to get. Remember, a good night’s sleep is imperative to many bodily functions, so don’t dismiss its importance.
There are plenty of other secret signs and signals that prove you are a victim of too much stress in your life. We’ll explain more in our next blog post, so keep an eye out.