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15 Surprising Signs & Symptoms of Stress

Stress can impact you in many ways, not just mentally but physically, and can have a significant negative effect on your body, mind, relationships, happiness, work, and your overall health and well-being. While a little bit of stress can be healthy–it can safely push you to put in more effort in both your personal and professional life–and likely won’t cause any severe problems, being stressed out all the time or feeling huge bouts of stress regularly, is detrimental to your health. There are some common emotional and mental symptoms of stress, like panic attacks and headaches, but there are also a lot of uncommon symptoms. Being aware of and considering lesser-known symptoms and their possible connection to stress is important, so don’t sweat it, but be on the lookout for these 15 surprising signs and symptoms of stress…

1. Bizarre and Recurring Dreams

Vivid and bizarre dreams or experiencing the same dreams night after night, could be sign of stress. Whether you enjoy or easily tolerate weird dreams, it’s important to examine any potential reasons behind them.

Recurring dreams can take a toll on you mentally–especially if they’re upsetting–but even if they aren’t. Bizarre dreams can make you feel tired and on edge, which ultimately impact other areas of your life, like work and family. If you’ve started dreaming a lot, and if they’re bizarre and / or recurring dreams, take stock of any life changes or added stress to see if there’s a trigger.

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