More angry, aggressive and without desire for anything. So Heat affects mental health. Well, the high temperatures that we are experiencing in Spain not only have consequences on our body but also on the mind.
And it is that although we are in vacation time, it turns out that the heat makes us be more stressed.
How heat affects mental health
Although in summer we have more energy and vitality, wanting to do more things, when the grades add up it seems that the opposite is established.
Increase in mental illness
It is not that they arise out of nowhere, but people who are already prone to it or who already have a problem, with extreme heat, their disease intensifies. while there are various studies that reveal that in times of heat waves, there is an increase in such mental problems.
In addition, this causes greater irritability in people that makes them more nervous and less calm in general.
Lack of sleep and rest
When you can’t rest because of the intense heat, people are uncomfortable, angry and dissatisfied. Also hthere is a significant lack of sleep that does not recover, because during the day if we also want to sleep, the heat makes this impossible.
Those who are not on vacation and must work in this heat not only have physical problems such as possible heat stroke, but also low performance and productivity, because in general, there is a sedentary lifestyle, tiredness and passivity.
increase in suicides
Although during the pandemic there was an upturn in these, there are also in heat waves. Experts comment that at this time there are more suicides and murders, because people lose their nerves more because of the heat.
Adapt to the temperatures thinking that they will drop again. Hydrate daily, drinking water, going to the beach or the pool. Do those things that we like the most because we are on vacation but trying to protect ourselves from the heat. Look for shade and heated shelters, where you can escape from the high temperatures and always be a little cooler. Try to sleep at those times when the outside temperature drops, then open windows and ventilate to be more comfortable. Make use of fans and air conditioners. Think positive, we are in summer and we have time for our leisure.