Summer: why do some people consider it to be the worst time of the year?

Mosquitoes, bad sweat, and blackouts are just some of the reasons that summer is the worst time of year for some. We show you other arguments.

Reviewed and approved by the psychologist Elena Sanz on June 24, 2021.

Last update: June 25, 2021

Summer is synonymous with vacations, fun time, adventure, travel and tourism. Meanwhile, others have a very different concept, with valid reasons for considering summer to be the worst time of year.

Although it seems a very extreme thought, the truth is that some of the argument points may convince you. Here are 10 reasons why some people think summer is the worst season.

1. The merciless sun

The sun can be beautiful at other times of the year, but in summer it is inclement and unbearable. So for some, it is unthinkable to leave home when it is at its highest point. Direct sunlight generates fatigue, heat and sweat.

The heat can despair. More when after taking a bath, only a few minutes pass and you begin to feel that heat again.

Read also: How to protect your eyes during the summer?

2. Sweet dreams?

If you are one of those who like to sleep hugging your partner, at this time you should move her away from you a little and sleep each at one end of the bed. Sweat and heat take over and prevent you from enjoying a good sleep. And even if you take off your clothes and sleep naked, it doesn't seem to be enough to put an end to the high temperatures.

The heat is not pleasant for everyone. There are people who cannot stand it and prefer the winter seasons.

3. Mosquitoes

In summer these insects usually appear or are more abundant thanks to the heat. Buzzing, stinging, and hives make many hate this time of year.

It is not for less. And even more so if you consider that they are transmitters of diseases, such as dengue or chikungunya fever, which at one time had its place in world news due to the number of infections.

4. Bad sweat

The sun's rays are doing their thing. Not only do they make the ground, cars, and anything else that is exposed to it hot, but they They also affect us by causing us to produce a smelly sweat. Perhaps the worst thing is not this, but if you have to take public transport, you are not exempt from someone else having a bad armpit odor.

5. Increase aggressive behaviors

According to a study published in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science, crimes, violence and assaults tend to increase in hot weather. The feeling of hostility increases in the face of high temperatures. A good reason to hate the summer season, don't you think?

6. Your savings

You may not have noticed, but in summer you have some expenses that you don't do in other months of the year, like taking a taxi because of the heat. Or you buy more drinks because the ones you brought are already sold out.

Other expenses include buying or repairing the air conditioning or the electricity bill that the device causes because we must leave it on. All these purchases are necessary and the temperature forces you.

7. Summer songs

Are you one of those who hate to have the same song played over and over? It often happens in the summer season. The same rhythm until exhaustion. The only thing those songs can provoke is that we want fall to come.

8. Sunstroke

It is not necessary to go to the beach to have heatstroke. You should never forget to apply sunscreen before going out in the summer.

If you don't, the consequences are redness, burning, pain, and itching. Of course you don't want that.

9. Blackouts

Due to the high consumption of electricity caused by air conditioning and other electrical appliances that help entertain us or facilitate housework, blackouts tend to occur due to high demand from society. If you need electricity for your work, then summer can be the worst time of the year.

10. Forest fires

In summer, many forest fires usually occur. High temperatures cause drought and increase the likelihood of green areas being burned.

Tips to deal with summer if you consider it the worst time of the year

It is true that there are good reasons to hate the summer season, but perhaps these tips will help you to face it. Let's see if we can convince you with the following recommendations:

  • Don't run away from the sun completely: You get vitamin D from the sun. While it is not convenient to go outside when it is at its highest, taking it at least 15 minutes a day has health benefits.
  • Plan to travel to a good place: Although going to the beach is going directly to the sun, there are many other places where a summer day does not look so bad, such as the mountains.
  • Exercise at the right times: do your exercise routines indoors and in the morning or when the sun has gone down.
  • Keep hydrated: Drinking enough water on hot days will help your body better control high temperatures. On the other hand, moistening some parts of the body with warm water helps reduce body temperature.
Hydration is essential in summer. Heat waves and heatstroke can do their thing.

Discover: 4 drinks that cause dehydration and that we should avoid in summer

The least desired months of the year?

For some it is just advertising to say that the best time of the year is summer. They just affirm that there is no room for fun when the sun's rays are lurking, you have a heat stroke, you cannot enjoy a pleasant sleep and bad sweat takes over.

The list could go on. However, planning a trip to a more humid place, such as the mountains, may help you escape the heat. Staying hydrated is also key to waiting for fall to make its appearance.