Dear JJ: I am so stressed out all the time that I can't seem to focus. With work, family, and parents who all need me, I am so at my wits end.
Chronic stress can do more than ruin your day and make you a cranky, over-caffeinated mess. One meta-analysis with over 300 studies found acute and chronic stressors could dampen immunity. Stress can also cut into valuable sleep time, creating a "wired and tired" feeling that only fuels stress.