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Repetitive Anxiety Wake Up Call? I Understand!

 

The new day is dawning, it's a fresh start with light and love ahead, yet you woke up feeling nervous, irritable, panicky, on edge and still very tired. WTH? 

 

You slept well so why are you waking up like this? It’s called morning anxiety. Several clients in my private practice and in my online community struggle with anxiety in the morning so this week, that's our focus!

 

Most of us at least occasionally wake up feeling tired, in a bad mood, or like you don't want to go to work. But those who suffer with actual morning anxiety are reacting to excess stress and worry.  What’s even worse is they are actually having a biological response to their stress and worry that makes their anxiety seem worse in the mornings! 

 

In fact, the “stress hormone” cortisol is released by the adrenal glands in response to fear or stress. 

 

Researchers have studied the cortisol awakening response (CAR) and found that cortisol is highest...

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