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Magnetic storm hits Earth: Who will feel it and when

Magnetic storm hits Earth: Who will feel it and when RBC-Ukraine collage
Author: Maria Kholina

Earth has found itself under the influence of powerful magnetic storms due to a significant solar flare, according to Meteoagent.

Magnetic storms in full swing

On January 22 and 23, a strong magnetic storm is expected, with its intensity reaching 5 points. This marks the last magnetic storm for January, with the next increase in solar activity anticipated only in February 2024.

Most people endure magnetic storms without serious health consequences. However, if you feel unwell during these days, it is better to adhere to certain rules.

Symptoms during magnetic storms

Weather-sensitive people may feel the following during magnetic storms:

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Dizziness
  • Brain fog
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Insomnia at night
  • Reduced concentration
  • General weakness
  • Increased fatigue
  • Heightened anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Exacerbation of chronic illnesses

How to protect your health

Medical experts provide general recommendations to navigate magnetic storm days without difficulties. First of all, it is essential to get enough sleep, eat properly, and maintain a normal daily routine. Additionally:

  • Monitor your health
  • Stay hydrated
  • Reduce emotional and physical stress
  • Limit alcohol and cigarettes
  • Take a contrast shower in the morning and exercise
  • Take outdoor walks during the day
  • Ventilate indoor spaces
  • Try not to overstrain, engage in calm activities, choose easier sports activities, and get more rest
  • If necessary, seek help from healthcare professionals.