Adrenal fatigue is not something you’ll hear as a diagnosis from your doctor, and it is connected to the struggle of your adrenal glands to cope with the stress and strain of our overly busy lives.
It is characterized by feeling dull, burnt out and overworked and it is only diagnosed by doctors when it surpasses the fourth stage, known as adrenal insufficiency. Your job is not to allow your body to suffer to that extent and take appropriate steps to prevent adrenal fatigue as early as possible.
The main culprit behind adrenal fatigue is the constant stress we are experiencing, and if proper steps are not taken to detox that stress, your adrenal glands can do very little in the combat against it.
Here are 8 symptoms you may be experiencing adrenal fatigue and how you can combat them:
1. Inability to sleep
Many of us choose to sacrifice the precious sleep time to finish off some of the things we have on our schedule. However, lack of sleep leads to a disrupted function of the brain and organs, and it leads to the inability to fall or stay asleep.
The stress your body is under when not given enough sleep causes major disruptions and throws us off balance, so introducing a healthy sleeping pattern is paramount for the prevention of adrenal fatigue.
Set a regular wake-up and go-to-bed time and follow it no matter what. The best time to go to bed is before midnight, and being in complete darkness (or in a room that isn’t illuminated by screens that emit blue light) is a way you can trigger your sleeping hormone – melatonin.
If you find it hard to fall asleep, doing some relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or taking a warm bath with calming essential oils are just some of the things that can help you relax.
2. Feeling exhausted after workouts
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