We all know that Spring fatigue can be a common struggle and it can leave you feeling exhausted. Here are the main reasons why:
1. Daylight Saving Time is the biggest culprit in causing spring fatigue. While most of us adjust within a day or two, others struggle much longer.
2. Allergies are common during the springtime and can prevent you from reaching the deeper, most restorative phases of sleep when you are suffering from their effects. Even if you don’t have allergy problems yourself, your partner might – and their sneezing and sniffling could keep you up at night.
3. You’ll probably want to open your windows to enjoy the fresh spring breezes, but external noise like chirping birds or noisy traffic can interrupt your sleep.
4. Trying to fit more into your day just because it’s still light outside can also wreak havoc on your sleep. For example, you might go to the gym later than usual and for a longer period of time.
5. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression related to the change in seasons, isn’t just a winter condition. Although less common, some people suffer from spring and summer SAD. Symptoms of this include insomnia, poor appetite, weight loss, agitation or anxiety.
If you are aware of these struggles you can do something about them and get into a healthy night-time routine.