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How Being An Empath Can Lead To Adrenal Fatigue, Insomnia And Exhaustion


One of the characteristics of being an empath is that they’re feeling a lot more than common people do, no matter how sensitive and emotional we think we are. Often, being alone is more relaxing than being with someone for an empath.

The reason for that lies in the energy people are transferring to empaths. All the negative emotions and thoughts transferred to the other can drain their energy and be exhausting for them.

Not many people are aware that they’re transferring their negative and positive vibes to the others. In the case of an empath, they receive every feeling and thought, bad or good. Imagine an empath in a room full of people.

The chances that there is someone feeling down around them are high. The chances that the empath will feel the same feelings afterwards are as high.

Everyone has negative thoughts and emotions sometimes. Usually, we process those emotions and let go of them during the day. If we don’t do that, we experience mind hyperactivity during the night.

You know those nights when you just can’t fall asleep no matter how tired you feel? This feeling can be dreadful and tiring, especially when you don’t know how to get rid of it.

The result of it is emotional and physical fatigue. We need time to recharge the batteries after an experience like this. We need a restart button.

Emotions and thoughts caused by past experiences can cause feelings such as anxiety, uneasiness, fear and even panic.

These feelings make our brain think that we are under threat, so the brain activates in order to help us by sending signals for hormone production. This results in an increase of the energy levels.

If we have other sources of stress and anxiety at the moment, it only increases the hormone release and makes everything worse.

When our body is under stress, the adrenal glands release hormones to save us from the danger the brain thinks we are in. These hormones help us deal with the challenges we are facing.

The problem occurs when these adrenal glands are stimulated extensively. Then, they produce a lot of energy and we have problems with our sleep because we feel hyperactive. This can be harmful for the glands and cause them to burn out.

Malfunction of the adrenal glands causes lack of energy and in an attempt to solve this, we consume food that contains high level of refined sugar and salt.

However, although these types of food give us instant energy, they don’t work long-term. And then, you crave for more and more and you’re left with low energy and hungry.

But, why do we crave for junk food when our energy levels are low? It turns out our body knows that we need sugar or salt. The problem is in the type of sugar and salt we take.

The refined sugar and salt that can be found in the processed food do not provide us with sufficient energy. Instead, natural sources of sugar and salt give a lot of energy and replenish the adrenal glands.

Apart from refined sugars and salts, coffee seems to be our savior when we want to stop feeling exhausted. The problem with coffee is that it can just worsen the situation by irritating the adrenal glands.

This results in energy imbalance throughout the day. Instead of feeling energized, we end up feeling more exhausted and not ready to face stressful situations because of the malfunction of our adrenal glands.

All of these problems can be solved with positive attitude, active lifestyle and healthy food choices. Sleep is an important factor here because when we sleep, the hormone release by the adrenal glands grows.

That’s why we feel refreshed and replenished in the morning. On the other hand, when our adrenal glands are exhausted, especially during stressful periods, one can wake up in the middle of the night or have difficulties to fall asleep.

Fully repairing the adrenal glands can take some time, but it’s not something anyone can’t do. Have in mind that some changes can be noticed immediately. Very soon, you will start to feel more energized and more positive.

Your sleep will improve and you will get more things done during the day as a result. Experts recommend having nutritional diet and eating organic food.

Improving the work of the adrenal glands can also be helped by meditation, since it helps us stay calm and relax.

Other activities that can be positive are also spending time with loved ones and doing enjoyable things, such watching a favorite movie or riding bicycle in nature.

When we are happy, our body is also happy and everything in it is balanced, including the adrenal glands.

One has to be careful about overdoing anything, even when it comes to exercising and dieting. Overdoing it can cause stress, which can have negative effect at the end.