Feeling chilly under the a/c vent or in cold weather? Where you are in your cycle could be to blame

/Feeling chilly under the a/c vent or in cold weather? Where you are in your cycle could be to blame

Feeling chilly under the a/c vent or in cold weather? Where you are in your cycle could be to blame

My Hormonology

Are there days when you huddle in a sweater and fingerless gloves at your home or office because you’re convinced someone set the thermostat to arctic blast? Or wonder how folks can walk around in shorts and t-shirts outdoors when you’ve got four layers on and still feel your teeth chattering?

Where you are in your monthly cycle could be the reason you feel chillier than folks around you who think the climate is just fine.

That’s according to numerous studies (such as this and this) that show during the second half of your cycle (spanning the day after ovulation through the day before your next period), you feel colder than during the first half of your cycle (spanning the first day of your period through ovulation).

Why? Blame progesterone. Throughout this cycle phase, this hormone is at higher levels–and this triggers a small increase in your body’s core temperature that, in turn, makes you more sensitive to even a slight chill.

The takeaway: When the second half of your cycle rolls around, be prepared to feel colder, so dress for warmth, dodge a/c air vents and skip the ice bath.

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By | 2018-08-09T22:58:15+00:00 July 27th, 2016|hormone research, hormonology tip, Week 3, Week 4|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle's groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools--including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips--to share vital information about hormones.

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