December 2020

Here’s the Scientific Reason for Why You’ve Been Getting Tired Earlier

On top of everything that’s happened in 2020, you may also be wondering why you’re so tired by 5:30 p.m. According to psychologist S. Mason Garrison, the brain hormone, cortisol, may be responsible. Cortisol is a stress hormone that also regulates some of the body's natural cycles, like sleep, S. Mason Garrison, via Bustle.And when we are in a constant state of stress those levels become elevated, S. Mason Garrison, via Bustle.A 2015 study from journal ‘Biological Psychology’ showed that changes in cortisol levels led to skewed perceptions of time. .Combined with the end of daylight savings, the body may have additional trouble adjusting.If your rhythms are off, starting your day earlier or speaking to a therapist may help.