Your body in weather change

On 01 October 2020 by Droobi

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We all have a favourite season of the year, could be spring flowers, fall colors, winter cold, summer sun… yet what we don’t always think about is the serious havoc, weather change has on the body, health, and overall wellbeing. 

Seasonal allergies have an established connection to weather changes. Often caused by pollinating plants and depending on the types and levels of pollen based on where you are. 

Our joints are sensitive to temperature, which is why you may sometimes notice that the onset of a storm or frigid climate can cause your joints to go haywire. 

Blood pressure can change due to several different reasons and weather is no exception. Changing weather pressure systems cause your blood pressure to change, which can lead to other conditions.

Weather can also cause headaches or even migraines. Extreme weather changes can cause migraines, while headaches can spike in cold weather due to the constriction of blood vessels in the brain, according to the Mayo Clinic.

According to a study published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, sleeping can peak for some people when the air starts to crisp up. Researchers found that participants in the study slept nearly three hours more each day in October than at any other time of the year.

Does your skin get painfully dry in the winter? Mine too. When the air outside is drier, your skin won’t getting the moisture it normally gets from the environment when it's warmer.

Have you ever noticed that you get a little bit sad when there's much less sunlight? That's a real disorder, called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Change in hormones will make you feel less happy in the colder months.

These are just few examples of how the weather can affect people’s health. 

The weather outside affects people much more personally. Knowing how weather can affect you allows you to take control of your health—or at least know why things are happening the way they are.