Remember those stormy days in February and March? Finally it’s over! The sun is shining again, the days are growing longer and spring is here. But not everybody
feels energetic. Sounds familiar? Maybe you’re suffering from springtime lethargy, a vegetative reaction to the changes in nature.
Like jet lag, the body can take several weeks to adjust to increased sunlight. We regulate our metabolism and hormone levels in tune with factors
such as light and temperature. When it’s colder outside (we’re talking about that topic in the middle of the desert so we mean 20 degrees) and darker, the body protects
itself. Our body temperature in those times is a few degrees lower than in summer. When the hot season returns, our body has to switch
and adjust to the new circumstances. Body temperature rises, blood pressure sinks, and the body releases more of the hormone serotonin, which is responsible for activity.
Sounds like a lot to process? It is! Our body can’t manage that overnight, it takes about two or three weeks. Common symptoms of the springtime
lethargy are tiredness, dizziness, irritability, headaches and mild sensitivity to changes in weather. What helps? Don’t take it too serious, it will pass anyway.
If you want to keep your body awake you can do sauna baths, eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, drink enough water and make sure that you sleep well
(hint: a mattress and pillow from us help here).