Sensory overload happens when one or more of our senses is overstimulated. There’s suddenly too much information coming in for our brain to process.
Maybe it’s the roaring hand dryers in a public restroom. Or a sports bar with each TV showing a different channel. Or the morning routine of getting dressed.
Different things can trigger sensory overload in different people. But it’s so intense that it can make people anxious about everyday activities. People may worry about when or where their senses will get flooded and how they’ll escape.
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