- The change in seasons can also bring changes in our bodies, whether that be our hormones, moods or sensitivities.
- While not everyone may be affected my the seasonal change in the same way, one common change is increased energy and mood.
- Some of the more negative changes to be aware of are the potential increase in allergy flare ups, joint pain and migraines.
The change of season from winter to spring is one that many look forward to each year, especially for those who live in colder climates. Changing temperatures, blooming flowers, and lighter jackets — what’s not to love?
While it’s common to notice some changes in the environment when the seasons change, you may be surprised to know that your body may also experience some changes. The extra sunlight, longer days, and warmer temperatures that come with the spring can actually effect our mood and the way our bodies function. Follow along as we breakdown a few interesting things that happen to your body in the spring that you may not know about.
It’s common for our hormones to shift when the weather warms up in the springtime. WebMD explains that when the seasons change, the retina in our eye naturally reacts to the first subtle signs of an increase in daylight. The retina is the inner layer of the eye that connects to the brain through the optic nerve.
This response can trigger a hormonal change, which includes an adjustment in melatonin, a hormone that effects our sleep cycle and mood changes. Since our retina registers more daylight, you may notice an uplift in your mood and the desire to sleep less than you did in the winter months.