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Powerful magnetic storm to hit Earth: Tips on how to feel better

Powerful magnetic storm to hit Earth: Tips on how to feel better RBC-Ukraine collage
Author: Maria Kholina

A powerful G4-class magnetic storm is set to hit Earth on May 10-11. Multiple coronal mass ejections are expected to begin as early as Friday evening, May 10, according to The Watchers.

About this magnetic storm

It's forecasted that three solar flares occurring on May 8 and 9 will merge into one and collide with Earth. Scientists refer to such eruptions as "cannibalistic."

Following this impact, there will be a flare that occurred on the Sun on May 8. The fourth ejection formed during a solar flare on May 9. It's also heading towards Earth and expected to arrive in 2-3 days, worsening the already challenging conditions.

However, that's not all. Another X-class solar flare occurred on May 9. It's quite probable that this ejection is also headed towards Earth.

Who might be affected by the magnetic storm

Scientists have conducted numerous studies on the effects of magnetic storms on human health. Some confirm a correlation between people's well-being and magnetic storms. On such days, people often complain of worsened health and seek medical attention, particularly from cardiologists.

Common complaints include:

  • Headaches, migraines
  • Weakness, fatigue
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness and insomnia at night
  • Brain fog, concentration difficulties
  • Dizziness
  • Quick fatigue
  • Exacerbation of chronic illnesses
  • Heart problems and blood pressure issues

How to reduce the impact of magnetic storm on health

Doctors typically offer general recommendations on such days, advising more rest, avoiding overexertion, and monitoring one's health. Specifically:

  • Maintain a normal daily routine
  • Get at least 7-9 hours of sleep per day
  • Eat a balanced and regular diet
  • Drink enough fluids
  • Avoid excessive consumption of coffee, energy drinks, alcohol, cigarettes, spicy, and unhealthy foods
  • Reduce physical activity
  • Breathe fresh air (park, courtyard, or countryside)
  • Ventilate rooms
  • Avoid unnecessary stress and reduce emotional stress
  • Seek medical attention if needed