Chronic low-level noise and low-frequency noise that go under the threshold of human hearing actually stir up stress hormones that could mess with learning and could also raise blood pressure, degrade the immune system, and increased aggression will be observed.
Laughter cuts down the level of stress hormones namely cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline), dopamine as well as growth hormone. It also raises the level of health-enhancing hormones such as endorphins.
Laughter boosts the number of antibody-producing cells we have working for us, and improves the effectiveness of T cells. They all help for a stronger immune system, and fewer physical effects of stress.
Laughter provides a physical and emotional release. It can bring the focus away from anger, guilt, stress as well as negative emotions in a more healthful way than other plain distractions.
“Someone told me sleep was the cousin of death and followin’ the dollar finds nothin’ but stress.”
― Mac Miller
Regular deep relaxation does not only aid your body and mind in calming down, but can also help to greatly reduce stress and anxiety-caused symptoms. Regular deep relaxation is one of the surefire ways to manage stress and anxiety, with short and long-term success.
Travel may be enjoyable, but it could also be a source of stress. Even if mental is not in your history , travel stress, mood changes, anxiety and other mental health concerns can have an impact on you and potentially disrupt your trip without you seeing it coming. Studies have shown that psychiatric emergencies are one of the main reasons for air evacuations on top of injuries and cardiovascular disease.
The factors that could have an impact on mental stress include tiredness or lack of sleep, usage of medications that have psychiatric or neurological side effects, difficult home or professional life, and type and length of travel, among many others.
With all the Holiday hustle and bustle, Holiday stress could be at its peak. Here are some tips to go about it.
- · Learn to say no. You could feel resentful and overwhelmed when you always say yes even when you don’t really feel like saying it. If you can’t say no to your boss if he/she asks you to work overtime, try to remove something else from your schedule or agenda that day.
- · Stick to healthy habits. Don’t make the holidays a free-for-all. Overindulgence only contributes to your stress and guilt. Get plenty of sleep and physical activity.
- · Take a breather. Some time for yourself will do you good. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, will free you from stress and give you peace and quiet.
- · Find professional help if need be. In spite of your best efforts, you could still feel persistently sad or anxious, plagued by physical complaints, unable to sleep, irritable and hopeless, and unable to face routine chores. If this persists for a stretch of time, talk to your doctor or a mental health professional.
A sleep disorder, also known as somnipathy, refers to a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person. Some of these sleep disorders are serious enough to mess up the normal physical, mental and emotional functioning of the one affected.
Given that vitamin D is known to have benefits to the body and elevate the mood, natural sunlight can be associated with stress relief. The serotonin levels (the hormones for mood elevation in the brain) rise when one is under the sun, so increased moods could be an outcomes of being outdoors during daytime hours.