The drowsiness, fatigue, headache and nausea are the most common symptoms of spring asthenia. It is not a real syndrome in itself but it is an adaptation of our organism to the changes that occur in its environment. In spring, the days start to be longer and we have more hours of daylight, so our circadian rhythms and habits change automatically. This causes us to go more tired and feel fatigue and decay, according to the Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine,
To combat fatigue and to safeguard health and well-being we can use effective natural remedies.
To fight the spring asthenia it is best to sleep, at least 7 hours a day and in a row. It is no discovery that if we rest well we get better and for that we have to be able to sleep the right hours and not wake up every two by three.
It seems obvious but I assure you that many times it is not fulfilled. The melatonin and tryptophan can help you fall asleep and maintain sleep rhythm in achieving good we do all phases of sleep and rest well and can rise without appearing to have not rested.
In the case of melatonin, it can help us rebalance our sleep-wake state and help us in this sleep disorder situation but I must remember that it should not be consumed in the long term and we must go carefully with the liver and kidney functions so always advise that before taking they ask your trusted doctor.
Under medical supervision can be consumed up to 2 years without side effects but it is good to know that sometimes they can appear and that these are the following:
- Depression (short-term symptomatology)
- Drowsiness during the day
Stomach cramps and irritability
The tryptophan can be used in cases where you cannot sleep because of the spring asthenia or time change that occurs at this time or to regulate sleep so we can make the phases normally. It helps to synthesize serotonin, a precursor to melatonin. This one will only act if necessary, that is to say, if we take it and do not need it we will not notice any effect, it will simply be eliminated by the urine.
Doctors often prescribe benzodiazepines for insomnia. These types of medications are sedatives and I am not in favor of giving them much as they are prescribed as candy because they create a huge dependence on patients and then cannot sleep without taking them. I can really assure you that people who come to the pharmacy without a prescription for these types of medicines (obviously) cannot sell the medication because I need the prescription, they respond even aggressively because they act just like a drug addict who does not give their dose of drug. That is already very significant.
Benzodiazepines have a hypoactive action on our body, relax the muscles and are anxiolytic. For example, thiazolam or zolpidem, one of the best known would be Stilnox, it acts very fast but it hooks a lot. In fact it should be taken at most 10 days because more than 10 has this dependent effect that makes people taking it need more doses to have the same effect as they had the first few days and also need it to sleep because they can no longer Fall asleep without taking it.
What is more, you should always reduce the dose of this type of medication so that there is a rebound effect that leads to insomnia even more serious than at the beginning and so that the body becomes habitable because otherwise it can lead to nervousness, Mood, headache, irritability, anxiety…
The lormetazepam, such as Loramet, used in people who wake up too early and not fall asleep again and may have the same negative affect that tiazolam. In the case of people who not only cannot sleep but also feel anxiety are prescribed clonazepam or lorazepam that act on the brain activity of people.
The importance of nutrition to combat fatigue
In cases like spring asthenia, one of the first things to keep in mind is food. An excellent diet for this time of year is based on a significant reduction in the consumption of red meat and alcohol. Better opts for vegetables, especially raw and broad-leafed, as they help the liver to detoxify the body, and seasonal fruit.
To combat fatigue, one tip that never fails is to increase the consumption of energizing foods like spinach and tomatoes.
It is also advisable to separate the meals in 5. That is, to make five meals a day separating one meal from another 4 hours. Never skip breakfast and leave two hours between dinner and bedtime.
To do physical exercise
Yes, physical exercise also makes us rest more and better and not feel tired. The best thing is to do every day 30 minutes of some kind of physical activity like cycling, swimming, brisk walking, dancing, practicing yoga … choose what you like and spend less than an hour a day. You can see more in Make sport daily … do you know why you should do it?
Herbs against fatigue
Cured with herbs is another possibility to deal with fatigue spring: nettle, dandelion, burdock and grin are useful to combat this fatigue. With one or two infusions per day is enough.
To solve the problems of insomnia and anxiety that often accompany spring asthenia, hops is an excellent ally, as it has strong sedative properties, reduces irritability and contains antioxidants such as flavonoids and mineral salts.
If proper nutrition and herbal tea are not enough to make you feel energized again, supplements can also be a great help. In this case supplements containing magnesium or those that provide a natural supply of vitamin C to strengthen the immune system are effective.
The arginine and glucose (glucosamine supplements) would bring us a dose of quick energy but if we have energy in the medium term, which is most appropriate in this situation of spring asthenia should us take supplements with B vitamins (B12, B6, B9 or B3), carnitine or green tea extract. Brewer’s yeast, for example, gives us B vitamins apart from other minerals such as zinc, copper, calcium, silicon, iron or phosphorus. Ideal to help fight fatigue. The ideal is to take between 10 and 30 grams daily of brewer’s yeast.
Then I would also like to highlight the royal jelly, which is good to take at this time because it prevents colds and has antibacterial action and stimulates our immune system. It is very common for these dates to come many people to the pharmacy with sore throats, colds, low defenses … which is not a plus of energy that also helps us prevent colds. Of course, do not take it if you suffer from Addison’s disease.
On the other hand we have pollen, which is also rich in vitamins group B, C and provitamin A. To be able to notice the benefits of pollen must be taken for 20 days in a row and then have to rest for about 10 days and take it again. And if you do this you will see how you notice more energy.