Stress affects every single one of us. You might feel stressed when you budget, have an argument with a significant other or are trying to make a deadline at work. While stress isn’t necessarily bad for us, too much stress can have negative effects on our minds and bodies.
What Exactly is Stress?
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR, defines stress as a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Stress can initiate the "fight or flight" response, a complex reaction of neurologic and endocrinologic systems.
Did you know that 44% of Americans have reported that their stress levels increased in the past five years? According to the American Psychological Association, our highest sources of stress consist of our worries about money, work, and the economy. Stress also has physical side effects like fatigue, changes in mood, weight gain, trouble sleeping, and upset stomach. Long story short-Americans are too stressed out! But self-care isn’t our highest priority when it should be.
How Xen May Help
Xen was designed to promote wellness and be the self-care solution you need again. How does it work? Well, Xen delivers gentle electrical signals to your vagus nerve through earbuds. Once stimulated, our vagus nerve has the power to turn off our “fight or flight” response and move us into a deeper state of relaxation. Xen may help you achieve that relaxation response.
So, what happens to your brain after being exposed to repetitive states of relaxation? It’s simply complex. Have you ever tried to start waking up an hour earlier? It’s hard at first, but after repetitively waking up at that time, your body naturally adapts, and it becomes easier. In a much more elaborate way, that is what happens to your brain when you practice relaxation. After repetitive states of tranquility, your brain adapts (also known as Neuroplasticity) and rewires in response to different situations. It’s amazing, really!
“Xen may make stress more manageable and help your body recover from stressful events.”
Other Benefits of Xen
- Improved quality of sleep: Using Xen before bedtime may put you in a more relaxed state, ultimately improving the quality of your sleep.
- Brighter mood: Xen may help promote positive thinking to improve your mood and sense of well-being.
- Enhanced focus: When used before studying, working, or meditating, Xen may improve concentration, improve mental acuity, and help you stay more mindful.
- Reduced negative cravings: Xen may help you replace your cravings with positive thoughts, making it easier to avoid the negative things you crave.
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