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Understanding Spring Fever's Symptoms

Learn the physical and psychological symptoms of "Spring Fever". How it affects us and which hormones are involved.

 
PRLog - Feb. 10, 2012 - PETERBOROUGH, Canada -- Spring Fever

The American Heritage Dictionary defines Spring fever as:  “ A feeling of restlessness, excitement, or laziness brought on by the coming of spring”.
Spring fever is a term that is applied to several physical and psychological symptoms occurring with the arrival of spring. We often feel an increased energy and vitality. People who suffer from SAD ( Seasonal Affective Disorder) over the winter months (feeling “low”), feel spring fever to an even greater extent. For some however, spring fever can mean the opposite-a loss of energy with the onset of spring (“spring tiredness”)
Spring fever cannot be classed as a diagnosed illness, rather it is a phenomenon that seems to be caused by a change in the seasons. People usually experience symptoms from mid-March to mid- April. The most common symptoms are weariness even with enough sleep, a  sensitivity to changes in the weather, dizziness, irritability, headaches, and sometimes aching joints. Our hormone balance may play a role in this. Possibly our “happiness hormone”: seratonin which relies on daylight for production depletes over the winter, which allows the “sleep hormone”: melatonin to have more effect. In the spring our hormones readjust with more daylight. Temperature and food can also affect ”spring fever”.
Never fear- summer is around the corner!

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