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Old 07-02-2009, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Default Does Humid Wet Weather Make You Tired?

We've had a really rainy summer and lately it's been humid. I'm feeling lethargic and tired this week. Could it be partly due to this sticky air?

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W.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Yes, I think so. Me, too. I perk right up come the cooler weather in the Fall.

Look at my dog--he's spread out on the floor like a pool of melted butter...guess that's why they call the hot summer, the Dog Days??

And only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon day sun...
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: following the wind of change
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No, but the cold and dark weather makes me tired and lethargic just like you were feeling. Humid wet weather kinda makes me want to stay at home and chill (i know, odd).
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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Yes, I think so. Me, too. I perk right up come the cooler weather in the Fall.

Look at my dog--he's spread out on the floor like a pool of melted butter...guess that's why they call the hot summer, the Dog Days??

And only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon day sun...
Yeah, but the time August rolls around, I am ready for the fall. It is my favorite season.

The humidity is what gets me. Even my keyboard is sticky.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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A hot and humid day leaves me feeling exhausted, probably because I sweat out some vital mineral or something. Cool and humid never bothered me.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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Sounds like a great title for either a rock 'n roll song or a romantic novel involving a handsome and technically inclined hero: Sticky Keyboard...
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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Sounds like a great title for either a rock 'n roll song or a romantic novel involving a handsome and technically inclined hero: Sticky Keyboard...
Didn't the Rolling Stones have an album entitled "Sticky Fingers"?
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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We've had a really rainy summer and lately it's been humid. I'm feeling lethargic and tired this week. Could it be partly due to this sticky air?

Thanks,

W.
Yes, but I think is more psychological, but there is also reason for it.
When there is no sun, (less light) your internal clock doesn't work properly and your body produce more melatonin that makes you sleepy.
Your brain has a pineal gland that produce melatonin and serotonin depending on the light and darkness.
So when is dark your body produces melatonin (this makes you sleepy) and when there is light, a sunny day, your body produce serotonin (non-sleepy),
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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Yes, but I think is more psychological, but there is also reason for it.
When there is no sun, (less light) your internal clock doesn't work properly and your body produce more melatonin that makes you sleepy.
Your brain has a pineal gland that produce melatonin and serotonin depending on the light and darkness.
So when is dark your body produces melatonin (this makes you sleepy) and when there is light, a sunny day, your body produce serotonin (non-sleepy),
Really? I do not like a lot of sun, but perhaps...
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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Really? I do not like a lot of sun, but perhaps...
I also prefer a rainy day.
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