Endorphins, Natural Enemy of Sleep Deprivation, Depression and Stress

We’ve already covered stress in a previous post so I won’t talk much about it. However, when we talk about people who have trouble with sleeping or have symptoms of depression, stress is usually a factor that comes into it. Luckily Endorphins are here to save the day and ensure that you get a good nights sleep and feel more positive about life.

Really all this stuff I’ve said before but it’s really important and so I’m reinforcing for you.

Release endorphins, block pain, feel good, the end!

That’s the long and short of it.

Why this helps sleep though? This is because most often than not people release Endorphins through exercise. Not only do you feel great after but because you’ve worked out for an hour rather than sitting on the coach watching tv, you have done something to make you feel tired! A lot of the time people who have trouble sleeping are just not tired. They haven’t done anything during the day to make their bodies need to rest.

As soon as you start exercising it will have a snow ball effect. Endorphins will be released to help elevate your mood and keep your positive attitude more consistent. Then you will get tired because you are doing physical activity which will in turn make you happier. And finally stress will go down because you are looking after yourself and are happy and are sleeping you have three less things to worry about in your day!

Endorphins are the gift our bodies give us to live a natural, holistic and incredible life. Go out there and release them and feel the Natural High!


Stress Less with Endorphins

So there is another way that your body releases endorphins into your bloodstream that I didn’t mention… Stress.

I didn’t mention before because I don’t want everyone running around getting stressed to achieve their natural high, that won’t work. But it is true, when we are stressed our body naturally excretes endorphins to try and counter the stressful emotion and put us back on the right path of happiness.

However, without the right levels of endorphins in our bloodstream and a highly stressful lifestyle or series of events, an almost permanent suppression of endorphin levels can occur, and it makes it hard to manage these stressful times of our lives.

Therefore, if you are stressed go back through the endorphin release post and try some of the tactics to pump endorphins into your body and get back on the positive side of life.

It has been said if you do exercise to release endorphins, a stressful person will need to do more than about 30 minutes which is what an unstressed person will need to do to achieve the same effects from the endorphin release, so bare that in mind.

In all seriousness, life is hard, it throws curve balls at us that we don’t see coming and it kicks us down to the ground. The truth is we can’t be happy all the time! It’s not realistic to think that we can. But in those times if we put a smile on our face, surround ourselves with what makes us happy, and release some of the mood altering drugs that our body naturally provides for us, we can come back from anything life puts in our way!