How have you been spending the hot weekend in London? When the sun comes out, London is a great place to be with so many stunning parks and great places to enjoy food and drink outside. However how often do you finish a day relaxing in the sun only to find yourself feeling more tired than before? You’re not alone – time in the sun does make you feel tired for a number of reasons.
When the sun comes out it usually gets hotter. For many this does herald a day of kicking back, however it also means that your body has to work harder than usual. The body needs to stay at a constant temperature to function properly and with the heat increase it can raise your body’s temperature. Your body has to work extra hard to keep your temperature regulated, so heart rate and metabolic rates speed up too. All that sweating you do in the sun isn’t for nothing – it’s your body’s natural defense against overheating. So whilst you may not actively have done anything strenuous, your body will have spent the day working really hard carrying out its normal functions as well as keeping you cool.
Dehydration is another common cause of feeling tired after day in the sun. It’s much easier to become dehydrated in hot weather, as throughout the day you’re losing fluids at a quicker rates, thanks to the sweating we mentioned earlier. If you’re not increasing your fluid intake to meet these changes your body will end up feeling fatigued and make you ready to hit the sack much earlier than usual.
Being out in the sun also produces chemical reactions within the body – some better than others. The increase in vitamin D is the most popular one, however there’s also a suggestion to say that the sun prevents to normal production of melatonin. This hormone balances out your sleeping pattern, so once you leave the sun it starts generate as normal and can leave you ready for forty winks. These chemical changes all require extra energy and that will come from your body.
Enjoying the sun can be extremely beneficial, it’s just important to take care of yourself. Ensure you keep hydrated more than normal and don’t sit directly in the sun for extended periods of time. Give your body a break and instead of feeling drowsy at the end of the day you’ll end up feeling refreshed and ready to go,
At The Stable, we often gay male visitors a perfect location to escape and give themselves a break from the sun – even if it’s just for an hour or two. You can cool down in a spa pool – one of London’s largest – and freshen up your skin after all that sweating in our sauna or steam room.
If you’d like to visit The Stable, you can find us in central London just a few minutes away from Soho’s gay village and Covent Garden. Be sure to check out our special offers and rates and times for the most up to date information.