Feel Like Sleeping In During Rainy Days? Here’s Why, According To Science

I‘m sure one of the simple pleasures in life would be getting the chance to just stay in bed and not having to wake up during rainy weather.

Or, when we’re out for work or school, we’ll look at the rain and say, this would be a great time to sleep in.

So why is this happening? How does seeing rain make you want to sleep?

Is it because our forefathers are hunters and gatherers, and last time, there’s no sheltered walkways for them to hunt when it rains, so they’ll rest instead?

Or is it just an excuse for lazy people for them to get more sleep?

As research has shown, it’s none of the above.

It’s Partly Psychological

Research has shown that the reason why rainy weather makes people feel sleepy is due to psychological reasons and it’s not your fault if you feel the urge to just lie down and catch some shut-eye.

One reason why rainy weather makes you feel sleepy is the same reason why you feel the urge to yawn when you see others yawning too.

The way the power of suggestion works during rainy weather is actually really simple.

The sounds of raindrops falling and the cooling temperatures during rainfall make you feel unwind and relaxed.

And that is why you feel the urge to sleep.

And Partly Physical

Another reason why rainy weather makes you feel sleepy is that usually there is no sunlight when there is rain and that absence of sunlight makes you feel cold and less energetic.

That is why when there is bright sunlight, you will feel more energetic and wanting to do more.

Not Everyone Experiences Rain Similarly

However, one thing to note is that this power of suggestion has different effects on different people.

For some, instead of feeling tired, they might feel hungry and what you feel during rainy weather is down to what you associate rainy days with.

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Sunny Days Affect You Too, But For Different Reasons

Besides rainy weather, another thing that studies have shown that will affect your mood is actually sunlight. The science behind why sunlight will affect moods is because of the Vitamin D found in sunlight.

When you do not have enough Vitamin D in your body, your brain is unable to produce chemicals that will regulate changes in your mood.

This chemical is what causes you to feel moody when you do not have sufficient amounts of it in your body.

So there you go; the next time somebody looks at the rainy weather and says, wah, if I can sleep now, shiok siaaa, you know why.

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