Stress may have a stronger negative impact in the evenings due to the reduced response in our bodies
Evening stress could be more dangerous than morning stress - science news in brief

According to a new study, the body’s central system reacts less strongly to acute psychological stress in the evening than it does in the morning.

The study showed that salivary cortisol levels increased significantly in the volunteers that were exposed to stress in the morning while no such response was observed in those that were stressed in the evening. The increased cortisol level triggers a series of mechanisms that help the body to face stressors.

The reduced stress response in the evenings suggests people could be more vulnerable and defenseless against stress at this time of the day. However, this is not a general rule, as one has to consider the individual’s unique biological clock when measuring the effects of stress.

Read the full story: Hokkaido University