Whether you live on the east coast, west coast, the south or the midwest, spring is coming. Spring is just around the corner, which means daylight savings time and warmer weather for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere.
We’re all ready to shed our layers of clothing and snow blowers. Spring means walking a little slower to get to where you’re going and opting to sit outside at restaurants. But the season change also has effects on the human body.
Most of us went to work a little groggy Monday, March 13th. That’s because of daylight saving time, meaning Americans lost an hour of sleep. Losing only one hour of sleep may not seem like a big deal but when our biological clocks are disrupted, it throws off our whole day. It was found that even driving is affected by the time change, with an increase in road deaths on the Monday after the clock shift in the spring,
People may think that winter time is the peak for depression but depression can be more common in the springtime. When the sun takes a break and the rain comes in, people tend to feel sad and dreary. Even the change in air pressure can cause headaches, worsening moods. A lot of us are no stranger to spring allergies. Spring allergies come in full force with the season change, leaving people red-eyed and drippy-nosed.
One way to avoid being sad during spring time is by simply closing the shades when it’s cloudy outside, out of sight out of mind. To get your mind off the weather opt for a funny movie or book, bright flower centerpieces and pastel colored clothing! Talk to your doctor about allergy relief.
Spring Asthenia is characterized by tiredness, general weakness of the body and irritability. In the winter our body adapts to the colder weather, learning how to conserve its energy and vitamins and when to use more naturally. By the time spring rolls around, the body’s resources are depleted causing Spring Asthenia. There are a few ways to combat Asthenia including exercising outdoors, eating vitamin-rich foods and getting a full seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
How do you stay happy transitioning from winter to spring?