Do you feel like your anxiety and panic attacks have worsened with the summer heat? You are not alone. According to a scientific study, their symptoms can really intensify with rising temperatures. Come find out why and how you can prevent it so you can enjoy a calmer summer.
You may have heard of seasonal affective disorder, when the cold season brings psychological problems – mainly depression. Although winter is typically a melancholic season, it is not the only one that may start some mental discomfort.
Although summer is associated with vacations, trips and joyful events, such as garden parties and barbecues. The sun shines more and thanks to it our body produces more vitamin D, which contributes to a better mood. But when summer swings into its hottest season, it can also trigger anxiety and panic attacks. The culprit is the heat and very long days.
Heat increases cortisol, a stress hormone that promotes anxiety symptoms. It affects the brain’s center of fear and thus causes an increase in anxious thoughts. In summer, you may feel more shortness of breath, nausea, fatigue, restlessness, dizziness, increased heart rate, tremors and dehydration. These are the physiological reasons why you may feel more anxious in the summer.
But with summer comes other challenges that can add to the anxiety. It is:
Come and enjoy the summer more in peace and joy. These five simple tips will help you prevent anxiety and panic attacks in the summer, or at least reduce them as much as possible.
Dealing with anxiety is not easy. However, it is possible to work with it and alleviate unpleasant symptoms. Talking to a (psycho)therapist can bring you quick relief. The therapist will also teach you different exercises to help you manage anxiety when it comes up again. You don’t have to be alone.
In Hedepy, you can join the therapy easily online, you don’t even have to leave your home. It doesn’t matter if you can’t name what exactly is bothering you. The therapist will guide you and together you will find a way out.
Based on a short test, we will recommend the three most suitable therapists to you. You can have your first session as soon as tomorrow. Just take the first step and start the journey to greater mental well-being.
Finally, we would like to tell you the last and most important thing. It is completely natural to experience a wave of emotions in a difficult situation. Every crisis has its beginning, but it also has its end. Yours too. Therefore, if you are at least considering it even a tiny bit, ask for the help of a psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, or coach. Don’t face it alone; you can find help – At Hedepy.cz, there are more than 30 therapists. You can choose someone who is best suited to your needs, and make an appointment for the next day. You can then connect with the therapist online, from the comfort of your own home.
Žaneta Krčilová, Co-founder of Hedepy