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Weird Ways that Weather Affects your Health

Weird Ways that Weather Affects your Health
April 28
13:49 2016

Although the human race seems to be more disconnected from nature than ever, we are still influenced by outside conditions both mentally and physically!

You may have already noticed this. Like on rainy days when you feel it hard to pull yourself out of bed. But, here are some other ways that your body is affected by the weather.

Sunny days may increase your mood

Like how rainy days may make you feel sluggish, sunny days may put you in a happier mood. In a study done by the University of Michigan, subjects that spent at least a half hour outside on a warm sunny day had cheerier moods.

Rain heightens allergies

For people with allergies, spring is probably their least favorite season. Rain will wash some of the pollen away, but first it will spread and boost the pollen in the air.

Cold temperatures mean better sleep

If you suffer from sleep deprivation, maybe try to lower the thermostat. The ideal temperature to sleep in is from 60-68 degrees, according to Natalie Dautovich of the national Sleep Foundation. This is because your body temperature cools down causing your brain to unwind. Sleeping in warmer temperatures can have the opposite effect and can lead to sleepless nights.

Winter inspires depression

10 million people are effected by seasonal affective disorder, which makes people feel more depressed in the winter. This is because the shorter and darker days of this season often amplifies an underlying depression.

Your blood pressure drops in summer

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy. It makes sense that you may feel more relaxed in summer because research has shown that your blood pressure naturally drops in summer months. This is due to the atmospheric pressure.

You are more likely to get sick in the winter

During colder months your immune system is weaker due to your body’s changing DNA. This happens with every season change. Besides that, in winter months people are cooped up inside so they spend more time in close proximity to germs.

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