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Thinking ability and cortisol, the stress hormone.

Thinking ability and cortisol, the stress hormone. If you have ever been stressed out for a while, after a while, it may seem that you just cannot think straight. In a normal functioning person, cortisol levels should be high in the morning and low when you are ready for bed which allows for a sound sleep. People who are constantly stressed out may have problems with sleep and are likely emotionally drained. Their cortisol levels are likely higher than they should be at night which can affect the ability to fall asleep and then experience a deep REM sleep which Read More »