Biological changes that occur during soaring temperatures have a direct impact on a person’s mood and behaviour, says Sailaja Menon, counseling psychologist, Psychiatry and Therapy Centre. ‘Biologically, body temperatures rise when the mercury rises, causing your heart rate to go up.’

The result: you feel sluggish, exhausted, dehydrated and moody. There can be trouble sleeping and an overall sense of feeling a lack of control leading to elevated stress levels. All this can leave you prone to a higher state of anger, aggressiveness, restlessness and irritation.

How do you tackle this? ‘Drink plenty of water early in the morning. Have well balanced nutritional meals and practise deep breathing/relaxation techniques. This will help you feel energetic through the day.