Get to know this “illness” and have the right to “feel irritated” during bad weather!

Recently, the weather has been rainy and gloomy, and emotions seem to be affected, becoming dull and lethargic, and even experiencing body aches. The editors are also a group that is extremely affected by the weather, so they searched online to see if there is any scientific explanation to give them some comfort.

The result was that they found “weather sickness”! According to research in Japan, women are particularly susceptible to this illness, just like menstrual discomfort. But optimistically speaking, we now have the right to feel irritated during bad weather, and our partners should understand that!

What is weather sickness?

Weather sickness is actually an illness that has been recognized in Japan in recent years. Research shows that weather sickness is more likely to occur in women, especially during their menstrual cycles. Menstrual cycles already make us prone to depression, and if the weather suddenly changes due to changes in barometric pressure, the inner ear, which is responsible for detecting changes in pressure in our bodies, may become more sensitive, and the autonomic nervous system in our bodies may be affected, causing an imbalance of internal and external pressure.

When the autonomic nervous system is affected, certain nerves may become overly active. For example, if the sympathetic nervous system is too active, it will stimulate pain nerves, causing symptoms such as headaches, menstrual cramps, exacerbation of old injuries, and other symptoms. If the parasympathetic nervous system is too active, it will produce feelings of fatigue and emotional depression.

As the saying goes, “when it rains, it pours.” According to epidemiological research at Kyoto University in Japan, there is a correlation between joint pain and swelling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and changes in barometric pressure.

Prevention methods for weather sickness:

I am also a highly sensitive woman, so when the weather is bad, her body and mood are easily affected. Therefore, she has a habit of checking the weather report. When she knows in advance when it will rain, she can prepare early. For example, she loves fresh flowers, so she will go to the florist one or two days in advance to buy some flowers that have not fully bloomed. When it’s gloomy on a rainy day, when you see flowers blooming at home, your mood will naturally improve.

In addition, on rainy days, she will light candles, make a cup of coffee, and play Jazz music on the Café channel (there are many choices on YouTube), and the atmosphere will become harmonious and warm.

Of course, there are also some scientific suggestions:

  • Pay attention to humidity in Hong Kong! The humidity in the home is best maintained at 50-60%, which is the most suitable humidity for human habitation. If it exceeds 70%, you will feel hot and humid, and it will be difficult to get motivated! (The editor’s electronic thermometer at home displays humidity, which is very useful.)
  • Early to bed and early to rise is a must!
  • For women who are prone to headaches and neck pain, please carry a stylish scarf in your handbag (mix and match it with your outfit, and you won’t be afraid of being laughed at).
  • Don’t eat/drink cold foods! (Hot drinks don’t cost extra, be good.)
  • Digestive health affects our immune system, and probiotics are essential; don’t eat heavy foods on days with heavy humidity, or you will feel like a thousand pounds of weight due to the humidity!
  • Supplement with vitamin B complex! They have the effect of regulating the autonomic nervous system and relieving pain. If you are usually prone to negative emotions, you may also want to check if your body lacks vitamin B, which is essential for women!
  • Eat more Happy Fruit, such as bananas, avocados, berries, grapefruit, pears, apples, broccoli, and pumpkin.

Today, you have learned about what weather sickness is, so you now know how to prevent it! You can also refer to the editor’s prevention methods, find some auxiliary items that make you comfortable, and your mood will naturally be good, regardless of any weather influences!

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