Spring is the preferred time of year for many. The days are getting longer, the temperatures increase little by little and going outside to enjoy the good weather becomes a way to take advantage of your free time. However, these changes can affect the health and mood of some people. It is what is known as spring asthenia.
What is spring asthenia?
Spring asthenia is an adaptive disorder that has physical and psychological effects. A large part of the population suffers it during the first weeks of spring, having difficulty adapting to seasonal changes.
It occurs when our body finds it difficult to adapt to new conditions of light, temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure. These changes directly affect circadian rhythms and certain hormones such as endorphins, cortisol or melatonin, altering biological rhythms.
Some of the most characteristic symptoms of spring asthenia are:
· Lack of energy
· General discomfort
· Difficulty to sleep
· Nervousness and irritability
· Concentration problems
· Loss of appetite and libido
· Unjustified sadness
· Low tension
Sometimes it can be confused with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a psychiatric pathology that consists of a marked depression in the winter or summer months and that is accompanied by medical treatment.
How to reduce the symptoms of spring asthenia?
The symptoms of this spring disorder disappear after a few weeks when the body finally adjusts to the new season. However, we can speed up the process and prevent some of the symptoms.
The simplest way is to make small changes to our diet. Foods rich in vitamins C and E; magnesium; iron and calcium along with fruits and vegetables will help decrease symptoms. Substitute tea for coffee and try to be very well hydrated.
During these days try to rest well and sleep the hours your body needs. Suddenly changing sleep patterns affects the hormone melatonin, which can make your sleep less restful.
To accelerate the adaptation process performed moderate exercise, so will free stress and make it easier to sleep at night.
There are times when, even following all these tips, it may be necessary to add a vitamin, mineral or plant extract to feel better. If you feel that with the arrival of spring you have any of the symptoms that we have described, pay a visit to your doctor.
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