New Research Finds Stress Levels Are Highest In Your 20s

Everyone says that your twenties are the best years of your life, but it doesn’t always feel that way. A new study supports this feeling by finding that your twenties are when your stress levels are the highest. The study looked at adults between the ages of 20-70 over a 20-year period and focused on their stress levels.

The study found that as we age, the stressful events we go through tend to decrease. Those under the age of 30 years old reported the highest levels of stress exposure. By the time people turn 50, their stress level was found to be halfway between those who were in their 20s and in their 70s.

The study also found that:

  • 11% was the average reduction in stressful experiences
  • Younger participants had a 47% decline in stress, which shows how many stressful things are faced before turning 30.


Source: American Psychological Association

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