Why periods pain is worse in winter, study
Winter can make periods much worse than usual, according to a report by the Metro. "As the days are shorter and darker, your mood can be adversely affected and add to that the monthly rollercoaster of hormones that arrive with your period and it can all seem even bleaker," Dr Preethi Daniel, Clinical Director from London Doctors Clinic, told.
"Sunshine helps us make vitamin D and dopamine, both of which boost mood, pleasure, motivation and concentration," she goes on to explain.
"Furthermore, winter means we spend more time indoors and we move less and eat more. This can have a bad effect on premenstrual symptoms as it has been found that women who are more active had much more regular and manageable cycles than those that hardly worked out," she added.