The COVID-19 Cortisol Stress Cycle

by Newsfeed


Are you feeling exhausted for no apparent reason after commuting from your bed to the couch? Is the gloomy news cycle too much to bear? Are you missing spending time with your loved ones? If you answered yes to any of these, you’re not alone.
 
Pandemic exhaustion is real, so real in fact that 77% of Americans say the global coronavirus crisis is affecting their sleep. We’re more stressed than ever, causing our minds to run wild at night and negatively disrupting our ability to get to sleep and stay asleep. The next day inevitably brings with it a crankier-than-usual mood and a productivity struggle, which feeds this vicious stress and sleep deprivation cycle.
 
While getting daily exercise, stretching regularly, practicing meditation, eating right, limiting alcohol and getting face time with loved ones (even…



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