Why do people get sleepy easily in spring? What is the way to eliminate the spring sleep?

This article is transferred from: Southern PLUS
As the saying goes: "Sleepy in spring, sleepy in autumn and sleepy in winter", there are sleepy periods in a year, but sleepy in spring is a common phenomenon, and it also has the unique seasonal characteristics of spring.
Professor Wang Qinghai, a famous Chinese medicine practitioner in Guangdong Province and director of the Second Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Guangdong Province, said: "Spring is the main source of growth, and everything grows. After beginning of spring, the yang in the human body began to rise. In summer, the yang reached its peak, while in autumn it converged, and in winter it stored essence and yang. "
Why does spring make people sleepy? "It’s mainly because in the winter and spring seasons, the human body’s yang changes from Tibet to hair, and blood gas increases. If people who are full of qi and blood can better adapt to this change, there is no feeling. If the human body is insufficient blood gas, it is prone to symptoms of spring sleepiness, mainly because the yang in the human body can’t keep up with the rising pace of the yang outside. ".
Warm and humid areas are more prone to spring sleepiness.
Residents in Guangdong are more likely to fall asleep in spring, because it rains gradually in spring, especially in Lingnan area, where the ocean monsoon blows, making this area wet and rainy, with more water in the air and high relative humidity, so the human body is also prone to signs of dampness and heat. Water is wet and trapped in the spleen, and yang in the body cannot rise, which is similar to hypoxia in the brain, so people will be sleepy easily.
Specifically, the yang in a day is also divided into five stages: "being born, growing up, being strong, being old and being exhausted", and 9-10 am is the moment when the yang rises, and at this time, the original balance of yin and yang is broken due to the dampness of the spleen. Therefore, 9-10 am is a very difficult hour for people who are wet and sleepy.
Spleen deficiency, dampness and hyperactivity of liver fire are easy to fatigue.
Yang can melt moisture, just like when the sun comes out, the moisture disappears. Therefore, people with heavy yang are full of qi and blood, energetic, ruddy and quick-witted. There will be no dampness in such people, and spring sleep is unlikely to occur generally. But there are two kinds of people who are particularly prone to spring sleep.
The first type: spleen deficiency
This kind is relatively troublesome, mainly manifested as fatigue, drowsiness, heavy head, dizziness, and some even have nausea and loss of appetite. Generally, the tongue coating is thick and greasy, and the tongue quality is light, and tooth marks can be seen. "Spleen deficiency can’t transport water and dampness, and water and dampness in turn aggravate the symptoms of spleen deficiency. The combination of external dampness and internal dampness aggravates the symptoms of spring sleepiness." Wang Qinghai said, "In Guangdong, there are many people with spleen deficiency and phlegm-dampness constitution."
The second type: hyperactive liver.
It is advisable to soothe the liver in spring, but if the liver fire is on the high side at ordinary times, such as impatience, palpitation, insomnia, dizziness, headache and other symptoms, it is also easy to feel sleepy due to physical weakness at this time.
It is worth noting that it is particularly easy to cause cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases for patients with hypertension due to damp-heat in the liver and gallbladder and hyperactivity of liver fire. Wang Qinghai said that in the last 1-2 weeks, the hospital has treated more than a dozen stroke patients, three of whom are only 30-40 years old. Experts remind that patients with high blood pressure who have symptoms such as listlessness, laziness, dizziness, fatigue and heavy limbs should not just think that they are sleepy in spring, but may have a stroke.
Jianpi Qushi Diet Conditioning
Spring sleepiness was originally just a physiological reaction of the body. If the situation is not too bad, you can use diet first.
spleen asthenia
You can use lean meat, pig bones, Beiqi, Radix Codonopsis, Radix Paeoniae Alba, Poria and other medicinal materials to make soup. This medicated diet is mainly for strengthening the spleen.
Examples of medicated diet: Dangshen Huangqi ribs soup
Ingredients: 30g of Codonopsis pilosula, 30g of Astragalus membranaceus, 5g of dried ginger and 250g of ribs. (2 persons)
Practice: Wash the above Chinese medicines, blanch the ribs, put the above ingredients into the pot together, cook for about 1 hour, and add salt.
Efficacy: Warming yang, dispelling cold, invigorating qi and warming.
Suitable for people: people with yang deficiency.
Codonopsis pilosula and Astragalus membranaceus are warm, which can tonify yang, dry ginger is pungent and hot, and can warm the middle and dispel cold. The three together have the effects of warming yang, dispelling cold, invigorating qi and warming warmth, and are suitable for people with cold hands and feet in summer who are weak in yang.
clear dampness
If you are sleepy, sleepy and heavy, you can use Pogostemon, Cardamom, Coicis Semen, Euryale Semen, Lentils, Red Bean, etc. to make soup for drinking. This medicated diet is mainly based on dampness.
Example of medicated diet: Qushi Sidou drink
Ingredients: 30g of adzuki bean, 30g of coix seed, 15g of lentil and 30g of eyebrow bean.
Practice: the above four flavors can be boiled as tea or rice porridge.
Liver fire flourishing
Food for clearing liver and purging fire can be edible wax gourd, Chinese cabbage, white radish, cold melon, etc.
Examples of medicated diet: cold melon and crucian carp soup
Ingredients: 2 melons, 50g soybeans, 1 crucian carp, 10 dried oysters, 1 candied date and 3 slices of ginger.
Practice: Cut the melon into large pieces, and wash and fry the fish. Wash all the ingredients and put them into the soup pot, add appropriate amount of water, boil for 5 minutes on high fire, then simmer for 30 minutes, and season with salt.
Efficacy: Cold melon tastes bitter, cold in nature, clearing heart fire and relieving liver heat. Soybean promotes digestion, lowers blood sugar and lipid, and regulates cholesterol. Carassius auratus can tonify deficiency by harmonizing middle energizer, removing dampness and promoting diuresis, warming stomach and tonifying deficiency. Dried oysters can reduce blood fat, protect liver, tonify spleen and adjust umami flavor. This soup has the functions of clearing away heart fire, liver heat and removing dampness, and at the same time, it does not hurt vital qi when clearing away heat, and has the functions of invigorating spleen, tonifying deficiency, reducing blood fat and eliminating sugar and protecting liver. It is edible for people with hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol, and it tastes delicious. It is suggested that people with seafood allergy and deficiency-cold constitution should eat less.
Exercise health
Besides diet, the second trick is exercise. Wang Qinghai said: "In spring and March, the earth’s atmosphere rises and the weather drops. At this time, people’s yang gradually tends to the epidermis and is on the rise. It is most suitable for going out for an outing, absorbing the essence of heaven and earth and adapting to the growth of spring."
In this season, the more lazy you are, the more sleepy you will be, and the more sleepy you will be. Being lazy is not conducive to the rising of yang. Therefore, in order to adapt to the climate change, you should go to bed late and get up early in your daily life, and often go for a walk and outing outdoors in the Woods to integrate with nature.
The temperature changes greatly, so it is best to wear clothes with a thick bottom and a thin top.
In spring, the temperature changes greatly, and there are often cold waves, and there are more cold and warm weather. In addition, the skin of the human body has begun to drain, and the resistance to cold evil has weakened. Attention should be paid to adding clothes in time.
The ancient people’s experience in keeping in good health is that it is best to wear clothes "with a thick bottom and a thin top". "Thick at the bottom" is beneficial to the rising of the qi of the spring sun, and "thin at the top" is to prevent the yang from rising too much. ■
[Source: Guangdong Second Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, medical guidance: Director Wang Qinghai]