The season changing, the weather burning hot, obviously the fall rain muggy weather possibly affects the sleep.
SAD(Seasonal Affective Disorder), common in women in the northern latitudes, can be a disorder that needs medical treatment if you live in an area that has very short days. It reflects the different season, fall or winter, and reduces the slow-wave sleep that is restful and restorative. You should see a doctor if you might suffer from SAD. Use white light therapy and medicines to treat it.
A storm with high winds, thunder and lightning will wake up you because of their loud noise and lightning’s bright, white light. A storm can create anxiety, pushing you to stay up even later. A new study hints that sleep apnea symptoms increased with lower atmospheric pressure which is associated with stormy weather.
Days are long in summer. Longer days may mean more Vitamin D from the sun. Vitamin D makes serotonin and serotonin for your body, regulating your wake and sleep cycle. All that summer light may help you embrace the dark. Then, you will have a good night’s sleep. Conversely, summer gets both hot and humid. The optimal temperature for sleep is between 60 and 70 degrees. Try a fan to overcome hot nights. Fan can also provide white noise that may help you sleep. Keep bedding and sleepwear light and natural, making air circulates.
Fall and Winter
Cool weather helps sleep. Before getting into your nice and cool bed, you can take a warm bath and enhance that cool-down-to-sleep routine. With cooler air, you will have a good, deep night’s rest. To get an ideal sleep temperature, you can open windows to cool your bedroom in a warmer climate. Autumn is a busy season. The days get shorter and the nights get longer. You don’t get enough Vitamin D to regulate your circadian rhythm, since you may go to work in the dark or come home as the sun sets. If possible, you can take a walk outdoors after getting a lunch.
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