Prof. Hayk S. Arakelyan. Full Professor in Medicine,
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Ph.D , Grand Ph.D .
Senior Expert of Interactive Clinical Pharmacology , Drug Safety,
Treatment Tactics, General Medicine and Clinical Research.
“Think in the morning. Act in
the noon. Eat in the evening.
Sleep in the night.”
“ William Blake”
“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the
human soul is apt to revive also.”
“Harriet Ann Jacobs”
Spring fatigue, also known as spring lethargy, is a very real disorder that can
leave those affected feeling excessively tired, lazy, and even depressed.
Springtime lethargy refers to a state of fatigue, lowered energy, or depression,
associated with the onset of spring. Such a state may be caused by a normal
reaction to warmer temperatures, or it may have a medical basis, such as
allergies or "reverse" seasonal affective disorder.
Causes of Springtime Lethargy.
Although the causes of this springtime lethargy have not yet been fully resolved,
hormone balance may play a role. According to this hypothesis the body's
reserves of the "happiness hormone" serotonin, whose production depends on
daylight, become exhausted over the winter, making it especially easy for the
"sleep hormone" melatonin to have its effect. When the days become longer in
springtime, the body readjusts its hormone levels, and
more endorphin, testosterone and estrogen are released. This changeover puts
a heavy strain on the body, which responds with a feeling of tiredness.
Symptoms of Springtime Lethargy.
In the northern hemisphere the symptoms usually arise from mid-March to mid-
April, and depending on the person may be more or less pronounced. Weariness
(despite an adequate amount of sleep), sensitivity to changes in the weather,
dizziness, irritability, headaches, and sometimes aching joints and a lack of
drive are the most common. Spring fatigue, also known as spring lethargy, is
a very real disorder that can leave those affected feeling excessively tired, lazy,
and even depressed.
Symptoms to Look Out For:;
Tired, Irritable, Dizzy, Increased headaches,Heightened sensitivity to
weather changes,Feeling down or depressed.
If you have any questions
concerning “Springtime Lethargy.”, interactive clinical
pharmacology , or any other questions, please inform me .
Prof. Hayk S. Arakelyan