Heat waves causing reduced serotonin levels leading to increased irritability

Heat waves can have severe physical and emotional effects on people, as explained by Ana Patricia González Rodríguez, director of the College of Psychology at the University of the Claustro de Sor Juana (UCSJ). When temperatures exceed 40 degrees, the human body works hard to regulate its internal temperature, resulting in discomfort and frustration. Increased perspiration and a focus on maintaining temperature balance are common during heat waves, which can affect neurotransmitter production and mood regulation.

Research in neuroscience has confirmed that heat waves can impact both physical and emotional well-being. High temperatures can lead to irritability, aggression, impulsivity, and decreased ability to concentrate. These issues can lead to problems in interpersonal relationships in professional, academic, and personal settings as individuals become more self-centered.

Additionally, extreme heat can cause insomnia leading to chronic fatigue and decreased performance. This is especially true in school environments where concentration and knowledge retention may suffer. Employers and educational authorities should be aware of these fatigue, irritability, lack of concentration, decreased willingness to work as a team that can result from extreme temperatures.

To ensure the health and safety of individuals during these periods, it is recommended to avoid outdoor activities altogether. It’s also crucial to keep workplaces and schools well-ventilated. Hydration is also essential for maintaining good health during heatwaves.

Maintaining hygiene practices is also critical since sweaty skin increases the risk of bacterial infection. Watch out for warning signs such as dizziness or dehydration symptoms like dark urine or excessive thirst.

Seeking psychological assistance during times of heightened irritability and low tolerance for others is also advised. In addition to this Jorge Zavala Hidalgo a doctor of science in physical oceanography emphasizes the importance of monitoring health effects during extreme heat waves especially for vulnerable populations without access to cooling systems.

Lastly, it’s important to note that heatwaves not only affect individuals but also ecosystems by creating drier environments that increase the risk of fires. It’s crucial for everyone’s safety that we take preventive measures such as staying informed about weather conditions while taking necessary precautions against potential harm caused by extreme temperatures.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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