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Learn that Early Morning Anxiety is just Arousal in your Body

Anxiety symptoms are often worse in the morning and improve throughout the day. Why? Simple answer. When you’re feeling anxious or stressed, cortisol is released. Cortisol is highest in the hour after you awaken, something called the “Cortisol Awakening Response.” The function of cortisol is to increase arousal. Think of it as your body’s way of helping you wake up and focus your attention. Early morning anxiety is just arousal in the body getting you ready for the day.