I don't know about you, but this rainy weather makes us ready for a nap! Have you ever wondered why we get so sleepy when it's rainy? Here is one reason:
Melatonin is a hormone the body produces that in humans helps regulate the wake-sleep cycle. The more melatonin your body is producing means you will be more tired. Melatonin relies on light, which is why we sleep at night. When the sun comes up in the morning it stops the melatonin production and wakes us up. But when it’s cloudy and rainy your melatonin production remains higher, in turn making you sleepier. Too bad we can't always just sleep when it's raining. I mean, listen to your body, right? :-)
Except when you're driving. Be safe out there in the rain, and look forward to some serious summer sunshine.
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