This Is How Being An Empath Can Lead To Exhaustion, Insomnia and Adrenal Fatigue.

This Is How Being An Empath Can Lead To Exhaustion, Insomnia and Adrenal Fatigue.

@Ane Krstevska

An Empath is a person who can experience a sudden onset of chronic fatigue. It happens due to a significant crash in energy levels. The reason for this can be having a variety of emotional responsibilities.

When spending too much time in the company of other people, an empath can feel drained. Such interactions can cause them to develop emotional exhaustion. An Empath needs a lot of time for being alone, in order retreat and recharge their internal batteries.

Their thoughts, emotions, as well as feelings, can all play havoc with their internal system. This is causing some devastating consequences which can debilitate us. Our minds are overactive at night when everything is still and quiet. This prevents them from having the ability to relax so that sleep can happen naturally.

Often, they may also wake up during the night and are not able to get a restful night’s sleep.

An Empath’s mind is constantly trying to process information and make sense of what has happened during the day. 

Another thing that an empath also has is a hyperactive mind. By a continuous bombarding, it may cause them fatigue with a deafening amount of stimuli. Not allowing them the opportunity to rest, replenish and recharge. This may have erratic sleep patterns. Some days needing even 10 or more hours, and other days only one or maybe two, depending on the energy that is attached to their energy field.

If they do not have the ability to find time during the day to make sense of their internal thoughts, feelings, or emotions, it will be essential that they engage in meditation just before they go to sleep.

The feelings are usually linked to their memories and experiences. They can often provoke them to feel emotions like fear, anxiety, resentment, panic, and paranoia. Their brains become convinced that they are under some kind of a genuine threat. Therefore, they send signals to their adrenal glands in order to produce hormones — which then release a surge of energy.

When they experience intense or prolonged anxiety or stress, they have unhealthy lifestyles. 

Too much or too little sleep, substance abuse, overworking, poor diet… Stressful relationships, stressful family situations, or general life crises, can place excessive continuous demands on their adrenal glands.

Our adrenal glands are small with the size of a walnut. They are situated in the lower back area just above our kidneys. When we are under stress, they are very powerful and beneficial. They release hormones which help to keep us alert, focused, as well as increase our stamina. That’s how we have the ability to deal with pressure easily.

However, when the adrenal glands are over-stimulated, they keep producing energy. This causes conflict when we try to rest or maybe sleep, as we will feel permanently wired and on high alert.

As the energy becomes drained very quickly, the empath will be tempted to top it back up with some quick fixes. He may consume refined salt or sugar, which also burn energy in a fast way so that they will receive an instant energy boost. The junk food will burn energy extremely quickly leaving them needing even more.

They may also try to raise their energy levels by consuming caffeine-based drinks, like coffee or energy drinks. However, caffeine only irritates the adrenal glands further.

Empaths can feel constantly fatigued, anxious, dizzy, and overwhelmed when their adrenal glands are not working effectively.

They may also experience heart palpitations, sugar, or salt cravings. They will also find it very difficult to manage some stressful situations.

While sleeping, their cortisol levels rise in a natural way. It happens in order to give them a good start to the day. This situation is known as the circadian rhythm. It elevates their energy levels so that they can function effectively by sleeping.

When the adrenal glands are exhausted, they will likely wake up still feeling tired. Even if they have had a long and seemingly restful sleep. Running our adrenal glands down can take a long time.

The most important thing is to listen to our body and pay attention to how it feels. They can also be aware of how their energy levels rise and fall throughout the day. Certain times of the day are actually more exhausting than others.

Discover how and why we are placing so much stress on our adrenal glands. When the root cause of the emotions and feelings is identified, we can ensure that we do not remain in a heightened state of alert, putting some further pressure on these vital glands.

Meditation is helpful — it will also help us to calm and soother our mind.

It will prevent us from repeating negative thoughts which ultimately cause some chemical reactions.

The levels of cortisol can also be regulated by spending time with our family and friends. Or being out for social activities.

When we push ourselves too much, we put too much demand on the glands. This will make them produce an overload of stress-related hormones.

Another cause for the glands to overwork is skipping meals, eating junk food, as well as intense workouts. If we have allergies to foods they will also place some additional stress on the glands. It is very important to pay attention to foods which can have intolerances to.

In order to keep the adrenal glands nourished, we should consume plenty of protein and a healthy dose of the vitamins A, B and C. Try to avoid large consumptions of alcohol. Also reducing or even eliminating refined sugar, salt and caffeine intake.

Just thinking of going to bed can bring on mind anxiety.

When we endure a stressful or anxious period, sleepless nights are a particularly common thing. Even if we enter sleep, we can still wake up through the night, feeling the adrenaline that is circulating through our body, without knowing the reason why.

Disturbances which happen in sleep are usually linked with biochemical reactions. This is due to the high levels of stress hormones flushing through our system. The spike in our hormones can dramatically affect our ability to remain still and calm. This is why our sleep is often interrupted.

We can place a Himalayan salt table by the side of the bed where we sleep. It will remove the positive ions from the environment, and replace them with negative ones. This will also remove the electric smog which is caused by electronic devices like laptops and mobile phones. So the air in the place where we sleep will be clear. [Inspired by Elephant Journal]

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