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How being an Empath can lead to Adrenal Fatigue, Insomnia & Exhaustion.

The most obvious of empaths’ characteristics is that they feel much more than others do, and they prefer their own company to spending time with others. The reason for this is the susceptibility to other people’s energy that empaths possess. They reflect negative emotions and this often drains their energy, leaving them exhausted.

Not many people realize that energy is contagious. And when it comes to empaths, they are able to internalize any emotion or thought, both positive and negative.

Imagine an empathy standing in a room full of people. Chances are, someone from the party is feeling down, and empath unconsciously accepts this emotional state as their own.

We all experience good and bad emotions, most of us can just process them and by the time we go to bed, we simply let go of them. When we don’t, our mind becomes over-active, and those are the nights when you simply can’t fall asleep, no matter how tired you are.

Such a state is exhausting, especially if you don’t know how to manage it. You end up emotionally and physically fatigued, and you need to take some time to recharge and restart.

Feelings and thoughts inspired by past experiences can make you anxious, uneasy and can even trigger a panic attack. Your brain feels as though it’s under threat, so it send signals for hormone production, raising your energy. Levels.

If you’re going through some phase of stress and anxiety, it’s increasing your hormone levels and making things worse. Our adrenal glands release hormones to help us deal with the situation and to protect us from the dangers our brain believes we’re in.

A problem arises when the adrenal glands are over-stimulated. They’re in charge of our energy, so excessive secretion causes problems with our sleep. If there is an imbalance in hormone levels, the hyper-production causes our system to experience fatigue due to the excessive production of hormones, making us eat processed foods high in sugar and salt. And although such food deliver energy instantly, they leave us feeling hungry a short time afterwards. And it’s a vicious cycle: the more you eat, the less energy you have, the hungrier you get.

And why exactly do we crave junk food when we’re feeling tired? Because our bodies always know exactly what they need, but the type of sugar and salt we consume is not the one that does the job.

Processed foods don’t deliver the nutritional value our body demands, so instead we need to consume natural sugars and salts, which release a lot more energy, and keep the adrenal glands in order.

We also often resort to drinking coffee when feeling drained, as a way of replenishing our energy. The problem with coffee is that it also irritates the adrenal glands, and causes shifts in energy levels throughout the day.  This leaves us exhausted and unwilling to face situations because our adrenal glands are in overdrive.

A certain way of mitigating these problems is a positive attitude, an active lifestyle and healthy food choices. Sleep is also essential, since that’s the time when our body most actively manages the release of hormones. That’s why we feel well-rested and refreshed by morning. But when we’re going through a time of stress, it often occurs that we wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep.

Completely restoring the hormonal balance in the body takes time, but it’s a thing anyone can do. You can notice the improvement immediately, feeling more positive and energized. You’ll sleep better, and you’ll be more productive throughout the day.

You can also boost your well-being by meditating, since it keeps you calmed and relaxed. Other activities that can help your adrenal glands work properly include spending time with loved ones and doing things you enjoy, like listening to music or taking a stroll. But don’t forget that the most important thing is to not be excessive in anything, even with exercising and dieting. Overdoing it causes stress and ends up making the situation worse than it was.  So remember, if you want your system to be in balance, you must be happy. And when we’re happy, our body’s happy too.

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