Beware: Tempers tend to flare more during the summer

While you might think that you are more likely to become agitated during the winter months when you are cooped up in the house because of the snow, this might not be the case. For many people, the summer months come with an increase in agitation. There are several reasons why this might happen, but the results can be troubling regardless of these reasons.

One thing that is known is that the hotter it is outside, the more likely that people are going to be more testy. This is likely increased when the weather is more humid outside.

When it is hot and humid, people tend to lose a little sleep due to trouble staying asleep. Lack of sleep can make anyone cranky. Add in dehydration and the desire to stay out of the heat and you have a combination that can make it hard to stay in a good mood.

People often want to spend time outdoors when the weather is warmer, but when it’s too hot, being forced to stay inside can make tempers flare, especially if there are a lot of people in a small space.

It is best for all adults to take the time to remember that the heat is only temporary. Keeping your anger in check can help you out tremendously this summer. If you aren’t able to do this, there is a chance that you could be involved in a confrontation that turns physical.

Sometimes, physical confrontations will lead to criminal charges. Being in this position isn’t easy. You need to learn your options and decide how you are going to proceed with your defense case.

Source: Live Science, “Why We Get Cranky When It’s Hot Out,” Rachael Rettner, accessed June 01, 2018