In cloudy weather, you always want to sleep, and that’s normal. Even the occasional sun does not lift the mood. Let’s find out how to combat apathy in such weather.
Because of the Gray Sky, the Sleep Hormone in the Body Accumulates Faster
The sleep hormone melatonin in normal conditions begins to be actively synthesized in the evening, after sunset. That’s how the body gets the signal that it should go to bed soon. During daytime, when the sun is shining brightly, the release of this hormone isn’t so significant, it’s suppressed.
Another thing is when the weather is overcast. When there is no bright light outside, the synthesis of melatonin is accelerated. A high concentration of this hormone makes us feel sleepy.
What’s more, people with meteorological dependence react keenly to changes in the weather. But if everything changes abruptly, ordinary people may also feel sick. This is due to the fact that the body simply doesn’t have time to readjust.
How to Combat Such Sleepiness? Five Steps
Before going to bed, write an interesting task or reminder for the next day in a comment on your alarm clock. This will help you get up faster in the morning.
Sleep not 6-7 hours, but 8-9 hours. If you need to, you can also sleep more. Don’t beat yourself up about it.
Warm up your muscles in the morning. You don’t have to do high-intensity exercises. The main thing is to feel your body, smoothly and without jerks.
Coffee and Teas
Even when you are sleepy, you should not abuse coffee. It is better to drink herbal, fruit or green tea, which also has a lot of caffeine. If you like coffee, the experts advise against adding syrups, toppings, or whipped cream to it. This makes the drink more caloric.
If you’re sleepy, stuffy and unable to work – don’t torture yourself. Get up, stretch your legs, walk around your office or apartment. Take a walk and get some air after work or just relax and play at PlayAmo for the whole evening. This will make up for the lack of oxygen and you will feel more alert.
Aromatherapy is also a good way to cure sleepiness. Lemon, lavender, rosemary, jasmine, and pine oils can help you fight apathy. It’s enough just to smell a bottle of this oil. And if you have an aroma lamp, you can light it in a closed room for 10-15 minutes.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.