How does spring fever affect our rest?

What is spring fever?

The phrase “spring alters bloodpressure” is world famous, although some people are more affected than others. There are a lot of people who receive spring time with great optimism and energy, however, in other cases, spring is the great enemy lying in wait for change of season to cause spring fever.

Spring fever is a temporal disorder that appears as a result of the adaptation of our body to the new season. Although the most popular season disorder is the spring fever, it does exist also autumn asthenia producing very similar symptoms caused by reduced hours of daylight, lower temperatures, etc.

Spring fever is characterized by symptoms like sleep diseases (disruption of circadian rhythms), weakness or lack of vitality, difficulty concentrating, changes in appetite, dizziness, drowsiness, apathy, irritability, decreased libido and possible decline of the immune system making us more susceptible to allergic or infectious processes.

Why does spring fever appear?

Spring fever appears by the change of temperature, humidity, time change…The increase of natural light affects the habit and sleep hygiene causing an increase or the appearance of some disorders such as insomnia or depression. The increase of natural light increases the accumulation of melatonin, the “sleep hormone”. If this hormone is not released properly, it influences our sleep pattern.

Who is affected by spring fever?

On the other hand, spring fever usually affects more women than men between 20 and 50 years of age. It is not a serious disorder, it can last a few days or even months depending on the symptoms.

When this disorder appears, our sleep is not restful, although durint night you have been sleeping the necessary hours.

How to face the spring fever?

Maintaining good sleep hygiene, resting between 7 and 8 hours.

– Practice relaxation exercises. Avoid strenuous sports during most affecting time.

– Keep to an equilibrated and healthy diet

– Keep a set schedule in habits

– Avoid stimulants such as tobacco or alcohol

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