And hormones

Does stress vary according to the season?

Yes, stress may vary according to seasons. Additionally, life habits, stressors & activities may differ as a function of the season. Consequently, the stress hormone cortisol may also differ.

Do stress hormones help us getting up in the morning?

Yes, cortisol is secreted in great amounts before, during, and immediately after waking up, which helps us to mobilize our resources and stay vigilant throughout the day.

Does everyone secrete the same amount of stress hormones in the face of a stressful situation?

No, personality variables, such as self-esteem, impact the amount of stress hormones secreted during a stressful situation.

Is there an easy way to measure stress hormone levels?

Yes, we can easily measure the stress hormone cortisol in saliva.