Changes of season can be hard on our sleep

Changes of season can be hard on our sleep

Fatigue, muscle pain, problems getting up in the morning: these are just a few of the unpleasant experiences brought on by the change of season. Common occurrences affecting about 85% of the population. The change in rhythm and habits causes a state of drowsiness and fatigue many of us are familiar with.

According to a recent survey conducted by the Doxa-Aidepi Observatory, out of a sample of about 1,000 people interviewed between the ages of 18 to 70 years, more than 64% of individuals suffer from fatigue and exhaustion, while 38% experiences sleep-related disorders. The younger population, instead, displays a certain tendency to become short-tempered and in a bad mood.

How does one fight this reality?

 

Four useful tips on how to sleep better during a change of season

Below are four useful tips on how to sleep better during a change of season:

1. maintaining a regular sleep-wake regimen, if possible, always going to sleep and waking up at the same time, helps the body to adapt to the changes brought on by the new season
2. to fight the sense of exhaustion and fatigue, a good walk in the open air is just what the body needs. A few minutes are enough to achieve mental and physical relaxation, recharging your batteries so to speak
3. stress can play unpleasant tricks, so it’s best not to underestimate the signs our body gives us. Now and then, we need to carve out some time just for ourselves. Yoga, Pilates, or meditation can prove quite helpful, although at times all you need is a short nap to regain your full strength
4. be careful what you eat: a healthy diet with lots of water, plenty of fruit and vegetables will help to keep you in shape and ready to face the change of season in the best way possible.

At times you don’t need much to “get back on track”!

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