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Monday, March 01, 2010

I had a pretty stressful night on Saturday. I won't bore you with the details, but I spent several hours desperately trying to do my job properly while dealing with loads of last minute changes that should not have happened and impatient crowds. (For those who don't know, I run the box office for a small college.) The concert was really long, and I didn't leave work until almost midnight. I still had things to do when I got home, so I didn't get to bed until after 2 a.m.
I had a really hard time getting up the next (that?) morning for church, but I assumed that was because I didn't get a lot of sleep. After I got home, I dozed most of the afternoon, and didn't do anything productive. I went to bed at my usual time.
This morning, I felt really lousy and struggled to wake up. It felt like I had a hangover (or at least, what I assume a hangover feels like.) I finally started feeling better this evening.
So, I wonder: Can you be hung over from stress?
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    I believe that stress can do that; sometimes when I have a stressful day, the full impact of it doesn't hit me til the next day.
    4024 days ago
    I am no medical expert, but I certainly experience stress with regularity. Stress tends to make me feel more tired, and less focused for sure - your description of a hangover isn't far off! I find that if I get a little extra sleep, it helps. To do this, I need to avoid caffeine in the afternoons - it ups my anxiety levels, and makes it even more impossible to sleep. Try and get some GOOD rest, and end your day doing something to take your mind off of work - it's a baby step, but it does help me. Feel better! emoticon
    4024 days ago
    lol...probably. I know it's true that stress can sabotage your diet and make you gain weight. I swear, that's more of the reason for my weight than the foods I eat!

    I hope you got the rest you need though.
    4024 days ago
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