There is always a reason for the way you behave and the way your body reacts to certain situations. If you often find yourself feeling on edge, then there is definitely an explanation for this and you should take a step back to see what this potential cause could be.
If you don’t, then you could be harming your body in an unobvious way. These issues can also affect many other aspects of your life, such as your work, family life, and social life. Anxiety type issues can be caused by environmental or health factors.
If you are unsure about what could be causing the edgy behavior you are experiencing, then the following may be able to help pinpoint the issue.
Lack of Sleep
As we all know, not getting enough sleep can make us cranky. Getting plenty of shut-eye should be your main priority to ensure you wake up feeling refreshed and in the best mood possible.
Sleep is critical for good mental health. If you are getting enough sleep, then the quality of your sleep may be the issue, in which case improving the way you sleep should be the next step you should take.
A Health Condition
When small things get forgotten, such as small conversations and where you have placed your keys, it is normal to get snappy and frustrated. This forgetfulness could be due to a medical condition, such as dementia.
A chemical imbalance could also be an underlying health condition that causes you to feel on edge. Issues that can be caused by this are anxiety and depression. In both these cases, you should visit a medical professional to help solve your issue.
Other health conditions that can cause people to be on edge are perimenopause, a heart condition, hyperthyroidism or a personality disorder, just to name a few.
Constant Chronic Pain
If you are experiencing pain that isn’t related to your mood, such as a bad back, you may be feeling on edge more than you should due to having to deal with this discomfort.
It is normal to try and ignore the pain. Many people do this because they don’t have time or they are scared about what it could be.
However, this shouldn’t be the case, and if you are dealing with long-term chronic pain, you should visit your doctor as soon as you can.
Too Much Caffeine
Caffeine is a legal drug that many of us consume daily. Just like any drug, it can be addictive and can cause negative side effects to some people.
Caffeine is a stimulant and when you withdraw from this, you can feel irritable and fatigued. If you try to solve this issue by drinking more coffee, then you will make the situation worse and it will also contribute to bad sleep (which as mentioned above, can put you on edge).
Stress from Life
The stresses the human species deal with are much more complex than that of other mammals. Cortisol, often called the stress hormone, is something that can cause a lot of damage to our bodies when they circulate in our bloodstream for long periods of time.
Unfortunately, modern-day life means this happens more than it should. So, make sure you do things to help decrease stress, such as alone time, a hobby or taking supplements.
There are so many reasons for people to feel on edge, but luckily for you, there are a number of ways to solve this problem. If you are feeling on edge more than you should be, then take a step back to evaluate what could be the cause. Don’t forget to ask for help if it ever gets too much and never be afraid to speak to a medical professional.