Increasingly more and more people are feeling the stressful effects of living a modern life. As a result, both Baby Boomers and Millennials report feeling more stressed-out than ever before as a result of experiencing adrenal fatigue.
Stress can be defined as a feeling that people have when they are struggling to cope with demands. These “demands'' can be related to finances, work, and relationships. Therefore anything that poses a real or perceived threat can cause stress. When left unresolved, the long-term effects of stress can wreak havoc on our overall health, including adrenal health.
The adrenal glands are small cone-shaped glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They release over 50 different hormones that affect many of the body's functions. These range from mental focus, libido, and immune function.
When you're stressed, your adrenal glands release the primary “fight or flight” hormones known as cortisol and adrenaline. Consequently increasing your heart rate and breathing.
Once the stressful situation has passed, the adrenal glands stop releasing these hormones allowing you to go back to a relaxed state. This is considered a healthy and normal stress response.
Unfortunately, many people tend to let their stress levels build up year after year. Subsequently, their adrenal glands are depleted and running on empty, leading to adrenal fatigue.
Symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:
- low energy
- reduced ability to handle stress
- digestive problems
- decreased sex drive
- difficulty falling asleep
- reduced memory
- body aches
The biggest contributors to adrenal fatigue are stress, diet, and sleep deprivation.
Stress: With today's fast-paced Lifestyles, and increased stress levels. Along with fewer opportunities to truly relax, your adrenal glands are left working overtime to secrete stress-response hormones. After a while, these stress hormones are all used up.
Diet: The modern diet is filled with processed foods, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives. These ingredients can cause inflammation, which put additional stress on the body and make adrenal fatigue worse.
Sleep Deprivation: When you're not getting enough sleep, your adrenal glands begin to release hormones at inappropriate times. To help ensure getting a good night's rest follow these steps. Get plenty of light exposure during the day. Make sure the room where you sleep is completely dark at night. Also shut down electronic devices including computers, tablets, TVs, and cell phones, at least 1 hour before bedtime. Consider using Boomers Good Night Formula to optimize your vitamin and hormone levels.
Bob Gilpatrick Speaking about our Goodnight Formula