The change of time makes us immediately more tired, that's how to combat the problems due to summer time
The daylight saving time has finally arrived, precisely in conjunction with the beginning of spring and the rebirth of nature. This year it falls exactly on the night between Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 and the time must be shifted 60 minutes ahead.
You know, smartphones and digital watches update themselves with daylight saving time but … us? With the arrival of spring our body tends to lower the immune defenses and we feel a general physical tiredness given by the disruption of the sleep-wake cycle and by the repetintino change of light. It is precisely this increase in light, however, that also gives us serotonin, the happiness hormone. In short, with these small revolutions of nature our body gets upset a bit but, since we are not robots and we do not automatically update ourselves, here are some tips on how to best deal with the change of season and the summer time.
- Nutrition: health passes from the table so it is good to prefer foods rich in tryptophan such as dairy products or carbohydrates, the latter better eat them in the evening to regularize the sleep-wake cycle.
- Magnesium: it is good to give yourself an extra dose of magnesium daily to combat summer time. Magnesium is found not only in specific supplements, but also in dried fruit, extra dark chocolate and green leafy vegetables such as spinach.
- Melatonin: with the dark we synthesize melatonin, a substance that combines our rest that is more difficult to produce during summer time, when the sun rises later. It is good to stock up on supplements, especially if you suffer from insomnia problems, to give yourself a good night's sleep during this transition period.
- Physical activity: recreation in the open air and enjoying the new lights of the sun until late afternoon is a way to combat the typical reluctance of this period and, at the same time, treat yourself to a little tiredness to fight the insomnia given by the change of schedules. Doing sports also increases the production of Vitamin D which immediately makes us more active and energetic.
During this particular period of the year we are more likely to suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) which is a small "depression" due to the change in our normal rhythms. Take care of yourself and try to give yourself a wonderful beginning of spring.