Stress — especially when we experience it on a regular basis — takes a significant toll on our minds and bodies.
It can make us feel more irritable and constantly tired, and it impacts our ability to focus.
Chronic stress can also interfere with our sleep patterns, appetite, and libido, and it can also exacerbate a range of health conditions.
These include diabetes, heart disease, and gastrointestinal problems.
One study that Medical News Today covered earlier this year, in fact, saw that even minor levels of distress can increase a person’s risk of chronic disease.