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Severe magnetic storms in January 2024: Anticipating impact timing

Severe magnetic storms in January 2024: Anticipating impact timing Magnetic storms in January (RBC-Ukraine collage)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

In January 2024, Ukrainians will face dangerous days when a series of magnetic storms will occur. These shocks can negatively affect well-being, according to Meteofor.

Magnetic storms in January

Solar geomagnetic activity affects people in different ways. For some, it causes depressed mood or migraines, while for others it exacerbates chronic diseases.

Magnetic storms in January 2024 can be observed on January 1-2, 7, 9, 14, 21, and 27.

How does a magnetic storm affect people?

Many studies confirm the relationship between magnetic storms and human health.

People often complain of the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Migraine
  • Fog in the head
  • Drowsiness during the day
  • Loss of concentration and attention
  • Problems with sleeping at night
  • General weakness
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Increased anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Exacerbation of chronic diseases

On such days, people are more likely to seek medical help, especially from cardiologists.

But magnetic storms pose the greatest danger to astronauts who are outside the protective shield of the Earth's atmosphere. They have the opportunity to be exposed to high levels of radiation, which significantly increases the risk of cancer.

How to protect your body

Doctors usually give general advice and recommend getting more rest, monitoring your health, and getting enough sleep during magnetic storms. And also:

  • Eat a full and regular diet
  • Drink enough water
  • Reduce physical and psycho-emotional stress
  • Drink herbal tea
  • Take walks in the fresh air
  • Limit alcohol and cigarettes
  • Take a contrast shower in the morning and do exercises
  • Ventilate the room
  • Choose calmer sports
  • In the evenings, try not to overexert yourself, do quiet things
  • If necessary, seek medical help

Earlier, we reported what kind of headache you need to go to the doctor immediately.