We all get stressed from time to time which can cause moments of anxiety and worry. While a little bit of stress is normal, being stressed on a regular basis can have a physical impact, particularly if the stress is chronic. When a person is chronically stressed, it can have a major impact on their everyday life, including overall health and well-being.
There are some common emotional and mental symptoms of stress, like panic attacks and headaches, but also a lot of uncommon symptoms that you might be experiencing and aren’t even aware that they are related to stress. Be on the lookout for these 15 surprising signs and symptoms of stress…
1. Bizarre and Recurring Dreams
Vivid and bizarre dreams, or even experiencing the same dreams night after night is a possible sign of stress. Whether you enjoy or easily tolerate weird dreams, it’s important to examine any of the 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.