What is Spring Fatigue?

Do you find your energy dwindling when the warmer weather emerges? Some people refer to this as Spring Fatigue. While it isn’t an actual medical or psychological disorder, there are hints as to where the common symptoms come from and what may be done to avoid them.  

Spring Fatigue can be frustrating when it seems everyone else is out enjoying the sun. Read along to find out what Spring Fatigue is and how to prevent it.

What is Spring Fatigue?

Spring fatigue, otherwise known as springtime lethargy, is the name used for a physical condition or a temporary mood which is typically identified by having low energy during springtime. 

There is a range of factors that can cause that feeling of exhaustion and weariness in springtime, some of which include lighter mornings, daylight saving time and seasonal allergies. Read on to find out how we can overcome spring fatigue symptoms in order to get the most out of those brighter and warmer days.

How to Overcome Spring Fatigue

Adjust to Daylight Saving Hours

Spring is the time of year we shift the clocks forward. The change results in an hour less sleep on the first night, which often affects our sleep pattern for the rest of the week. When sleep is abruptly lost, it can take a while for our bodies to adjust to the change. 

To overcome this, it’s important to create a consistent bedtime routine until you start to feel your energetic self again. 

You could also try spending time outside in the natural light as this will help your body clock adjust.  Being active in the daylight and getting exercise can increase your mood, which will enable you to get a night of better sleep.

Clean Air and a Clean Mattress

Invest in an air purifier for a consistent resolution to spring allergy symptoms. Air purifiers can remove 99% of pollen, mould, dust and pet dander in the air. These particles in the air can often aggravate spring allergy symptoms, so minimising their presence in your bedroom can result in a more comfortable sleep at night which can help to fix your spring fatigue. 

It’s also a good idea to invest in a latex mattress. Natural latex is hypoallergenic, mould, mildew, and dust mite resistant. As a result, a latex mattress is an excellent choice for seasonal allergy sufferers.

For more detailed advice on how to sleep when allergies are rife, have a look at our blog on how to sleep with a cold during hay fever season.

Top Up on your Vitamins

Winter can leave us with a deficiency in certain vitamins as we’re likely to turn to more comforting foods and neglecting refreshing salads. The lack of fruit and vegetables eaten in winter can result in chronic tiredness hitting around spring. 

To keep yourself healthy it’s important to stock up on foods rich in vitamins that will replenish your body such as fresh fruit, vegetables and leafy greens.

Block Out the Light

Our brains associate sunlight with being a sign to wake up. With spring bringing an earlier sunrise, this can result in us waking up before our alarms, which means less sleep. 

Generally, sleeping in as much darkness as possible is preferable. Pitch darkness minimises unwanted distractions and sleep interruptions. Sleeping in daylight, however, disrupts sleep cycles and leads to more fragmented sleep.

This can be dealt with easily by investing in black-out curtains or a sleep mask.

Beat Spring Fatigue with Mattressman

A comfortable and peaceful night of sleep is key to beating spring fatigue. Explore Matressman’s range of latex mattresses to help keep those seasonal allergies at bay when getting those all-important 8 hours. At Mattressman, we have a mattress that’s right for everyone.