Syndrome Post-Holiday Stress can cause sadness, apathy, depression, and tachycardia, shortness of breath, blood, muscle aches and stomach problems and, as experts estimate, affects young adults between 25 and 40.
Patricia Hanson Gabby, director of Hem era, Centre for Studies on Stress and anxiety, said, “A syndrome is defined as a pathological condition associated with a series of concurrent symptoms, usually three or more.” Gabby of Hanson remarked that “post-holiday stress, as his words indicate, is the stress that comes after the holidays.”
“Although it is accepted as the major disease classifications, is being given increasing importance. Some authors think that this is just a temporary situation that disappears when the person passes the process of adapting to the new situation. For example again work and daily routines in the case of adults and children for back to school, “said the expert.
Also, the specialist said that when the adjustment process fails “generated a series of physical and psychological symptoms” and added that these symptoms, if they last over time, “can affect the quality of life of the sufferer.”
“This table insomnia with marked daytime sleepiness, poor concentration, apathy regarding the tasks that must be faced and anxiety. They can also appear sadness, apathy, depression, tachycardia, shortness of breath, blood, muscle aches and stomach problems, “he added.
Hanson Gabby emphasized that the main cause of this syndrome is the change in the daily rhythm disturbance of the biological clock “and that” during the holiday pace of life suffers a significant change. ““Generally we go to bed later and so does the time to get up. There is a total mess in our habits and our routine. The power varies as well as our social activity,” he said.
The specialist said, “Back to life every day means a sharp change for our organization.” “If we add to this lack of motivation at work or activities to be undertaken to return, the subjective experience can be very negative. The combination of both situations can lead to post-holiday syndrome,” he said.
The specialist said that the most exposed population is young adults “aged between 25 and 40 years.”
“Thumbelina Robles Ortega, a researcher at the University of Granada, said that 35% of Spanish workers have post-holiday syndrome,” he said.
In addition, the expert noted that the research recommends
- Divide the vacation time. It is better to go on vacation twice in 15 days instead of after 30 days.
- Back a few days earlier to have time to readjust to the new habits forever, like an early night.
- Plan trips during the year, not only during the summer.
“If at the end of holidays with work we accumulated during the rest period is recommended to order the agenda prioritizing the most urgent tasks in second place, leaving those that can be postponed without causing problems,” he said.
Hanson Gabby said that if the symptoms described at the beginning persist over time, especially anxiety disorders and insomnia, “should see a specialist” and that “the drug helps in some cases very effectively.”
However, he cautioned that this problem “also affects children,” and that “between 5 and 8% of children with this syndrome.” “The symptoms are sadness, apathy, weakness, poor concentration and irritability. They may also suffer from insomnia, headaches or stomach,” he added.
To prevent the onset of these symptoms, advised parents to “help children to recover the routine before school starts.” “It is important to regulate the hours of sleep and wake. Make an overview of the basic concepts learned the previous year. Prepare supplies and uniforms to start school. Back to those routines necessary for the child to feel secure in addressing the new challenges in his life, “he said.