“I am waking up at the middle of the night since I am stressing about something or there is a heaviness,” Obama said in her “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on Wednesday. “I try to be sure that I get a work out , but there were periods during this quarantine, where I only have felt overly low.”It is a comfortable feeling for several Americans.A Census Bureau survey found that one in three Americans have been reporting signs of depression or stress, over three times the speed from a similar poll conducted in the first half of 2019. And because one the best ways to fight coronavirus is through social distancing, people have gone long stretches of time without seeing their friends or family, exacerbating the already widespread problem of loneliness, which can be deeply harmful to one’s mental health.In her podcast, Obama also discussed the racial reckoning in America following the death of George Floyd this summer. She explained it is “exhausting” to be “waking up to yet another story of a Black man or a Black person somehow being dehumanized, or hurt, or killed, or falsely accused of something.”She also discussed her frustration with people who refuse to wear masks. “There’s almost like there’s a limit to our sacrifice and it was about a month and then we just got tired of the virus,” she said. “That’s been disheartening to see so many people who have grown tired of staying at home since the virus didn’t impact them.”Obama emphasized that while “we’ve been by way of tough times in this nation” before, “we are in a unique moment in history… We are living through something that no one in our lifetimes has lived through.”Since leaving the White House, Obama has pursued multiple projects, including publishing a bestselling memoir and releasing a documentary film series on Netfix. Her Spotify tradition is her latest creative venture, focusing on “meaningful relationships and conversations.” Her first guest was her husband, Barack, and upcoming voices will include her mother and brother, late-night host Conan O’Brien, and top Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. CNN’s Caroline Kelly and Kate Bennett contributed to this tale.