There are many things in life we face as humans that cause us to grieve-and there are many signs your body is grieving along with you. Losing a loved one, losing a job or moving unexpectedly, going through financial issues or emotional strains-these are only some of the things that can cause you to grieve very heavily. The problem is, you can force yourself into thinking you are fine. Many people feel they must be strong for the sake of others or simply for themselves. It's good to be strong, but everyone has a breaking point. Don't wait to reach yours before seeking help. Here are 7 signs your body is grieving. If you think you are doing just fine after a tragedy or a loss, yet you are experiencing any of these signs your body is grieving, you may need to take some down time to cope and deal with your present emotions before they turn into serious depression or something worse.
1. Sleep Disturbances
The truth is, after a terrible loss, it can take years to re-establish a normal sleep cycle. Victims of war, soldiers, and POW's almost never get back to a normal sleep cycle, and the same is true for anyone who has been through a stressful ordeal such as losing a loved one. If you have been dealing with irregular sleep cycles, maybe you should speak to a doctor to see if there's anything that can be done to help you.
2. Irregular Periods
Having irregular periods or sometimes losing your period altogether during times of heavy stress and emotion is very normal, in addition to being a sign your body is grieving. Your body decreases its production of hormones like estrogen during times of extreme stress which can result in long and heavy periods or no period at all. So don't be alarmed if it happens a few times, however if it becomes a regular thing, you should speak with a doctor soon. Missing a period is unhealthy for the female body unless said female is pregnant or has already been through menopause.