Why Do I Cry For No Reason? 5 Possible Reasons
We’re all going through life ups and downs. And sometimes for no obvious reason you may cry for no reason. Don’t worry, the best of us happens. But if you’ve felt uncharacteristically emotional and you’re overwhelming, it’s important to figure out what’s happening. Here are ten reasons that might be at the root of the tears.
An adult needs about 7 to 9 hours of sleep a day on average.1 Not getting enough sleep can affect how emotions are processed. In particular, emotional reactivity is changed and the ability of your brain to distinguish between what is important and what is trivial or manageable is lost. The result? It all looks like a big deal. Even minor triggers can cause excessive emotion to react.
If you find yourself crying for no reason, your stressful lifestyle may be to blame. By breaking into tears, just finding a ventilation for all that pent-up tension is your body. Extreme pressure may leave you burned, empty, and exhausted. It may also cause physical symptoms such as headaches, problems with the tummy, and aches or pains. So if you’re overworked, under constant pressure, or working in a conflict-filled environment, it may be time to relieve some stress
In the days before you have your period, do you feel weepy, moody, or bloated? This is called premenstrual syndrome (PMS), with many women in the week or two experiencing moodiness leading up to their period. Usually this stops once the period begins. PMS may cause you to feel depressed, tense, anxious, or crabby other than crying spells. You may also experience mood swings, focusing trouble, and angry outbursts. Physical symptoms may include tenderness of the breast, fatigue, headaches, bloating, hunger, digestive problems, and pain and anxiety. It is thought that these changes are associated with hormonal changes that occur during your menstrual cycle.
If you’re in your late thirties or early forty, look out for a trigger here. It may indicate a hormonal upheaval to cry more easily than usual. All signs of perimenopause or menopause can be mood swings, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and sleep disturbances. Perimenopause can start months or even years before menstruation or ends. It is caused by a decline in ovarian function and usually begins with irregular menstrual cycles and ends after your last period of about a year. Research shows that when you experience erratic hormonal fluctuations, a case of blues and mood swings is more likely to occur during perimenopause.
Low Blood Sugar
Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia is usually seen in people with diabetes and may result from delaying meals, eating less carbs than usual, exercising intensively, drinking binge, or going overboard with the diabetes medication. In rare cases, it can also occur in people who have no diabetes, where it can be caused by having huge amounts of carbohydrates, binge drinking, malnutrition or fasting, stomach bypass surgery, or medical conditions such as pancreatic growth, Addison’s disease, or heart, liver, or kidney problems.