It can be incredibly tempting to crawl back into bed on rainy mornings like today. Maybe you don’t want to brave the wet roads on your commute to work, maybe you just want to watch the storm, but one thing is for certain: you don’t want to get out of bed. We wanted to know why at Mattress Warehouse, and we scoured the Internet for answers. Here’s what we found out:
White Noise with Gray Skies
People feel sleepy for a variety of reasons according to Ken Kronheim, a licensed mental help therapist and expert on the rain-sleep connection. Rain produces “white noise,” which dulls the senses, he said.
You Don’t Sleep Like You Should
The University of Rochester Sleep Laboratory in New York showed that you don’t get as good of a sleep as you do on clear nights. Cloudy, rainy nights mean you don’t sleep as long or as soundly, and then you go throughout your day exhausted.
Too Much Melatonin Leaves You Zonin’ Out
Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate your circadian rhythm and your sleep cycle. Its production relies on light, which is why most of us are naturally sleepy at night. Morning sunlight suppresses melatonin production and makes us alert. When it’s cloudy and rainy, your melatonin production remains higher, and you remain sleepy.
Not Enough Seratonin Means You’re Phonin’ It In
Cloudy skies also mean you under-produce seratonin, a neurotransmitter linked to happiness. While the food you eat has a lot to do with seratonin production, sunlight also plays a big role. Less sun means less seratonin production. Less seratonin production can lead to feelings of depression and lack of motivation.
Mattress Warehouse in Lenexa, Kansas is proud to offer mattresses and more to help you sync up your sleep cycle despite the rain. To learn more, call (913) 562-0308 today.