Being stressed is often the main contributor to diseases and other illnesses. People can get stressed from many things like working too much or too hard, struggling with personal issues, children screaming at you, etc. This is how stress affects the adrenal glands; the cortisol in the person will peak earlier than normal, die out a bit and then rise back up early in the evening. You may be asking yourself “how does this impact the person?” For example, people will start to wake up earlier than they normally do and feel tired. However, later in the day, they’ll experience some kind of stressor and they will start feeling more awake.
When a person experiences adrenal burnout, they will feel very tired despite sleeping the recommended 6 to 7 hours. In rare cases, someone may experience a low DHEA and thyroid levels. Furthermore, if left untreated, someone may develop a higher risk of autoimmune disease.