Sleep Better Now

17 Surprising Reasons You're Stressed Out

Watch out for these hidden anxiety triggers and mood busters.
weird-stress-triggers

Credit: Getty Images

prev 1 of 19 next

Weird stress triggers

by Amanda MacMillan

You're probably all too aware of the major sources of stress in your life—money, your terrible commute, the construction workers who start jackhammering at 5 a.m. But stress and anxiety don't have to just come from obvious or even negative sources. "There are plenty of chronic strains and low-grade challenges that don't necessarily overwhelm you in the moment, but almost take more of a toll in the long run," says Scott Schieman, PhD, professor of sociology at the University of Toronto. These are some of unexpected reasons why you might feel anxious or agitated. By recognizing them for what they are, says Schieman, you can better prepare to cope.

Watch the video: 7 Unexpected Reasons You're Feeling Anxious

Next: Your significant other

» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!