Three ways to avoid end of year burnout and safe guard your allergies this holiday season

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For many of us, the end of year break is a time for some well-earned R and R. But, despite the sleep ins and lazing about, the holiday season can bring a surprising level of tiredness. This is also known as ‘end-of- year burnout’.

End-of- year burnout symptoms can manifest both physically and emotionally, and may result in a weakened immune system and inflammation, which makes you more susceptible to allergy symptoms. So here are three ways to keep it at bay …


  1. Watch your alcohol consumption – as our social calendar fills up, so does our glass! But just five standard drinks in one night (also known as ‘binge drinking’) can disrupt our melatonin, the hormone that helps us sleep. To minimise this effect, don’t binge – keep under five standard drinks and (ideally) leave a few hours between your last drink and going to bed.
  1. Avoid tummy troubles – we all tend to overindulge over the holiday season, which may mean that we’re consuming rich, high-sugar foods that our body’s not used to. This can lead to digestive discomfort, which can be a real sleep killer (not to mention a ’sugar-high’ that can leave you feeling stimulated!). If you can’t avoid rich, sugary foods, try to avoid eating a big meal just before you go to bed.
  1. Ditch daytime naps – our energy levels tend to lull mid-afternoon. We often attribute this to Christmas lunch, but it’s actually a normal feature of our circadian rhythm (body clock). While an afternoon nap may be tempting, sleeping for too long during the day can actually lessen our body’s drive to sleep at night and reduce the quality of your sleep. So, if you must nap, keep it short (max 20 minutes).


Discover our natural allergy treatment

If you want to avoid allergy symptoms this festive season, try Positive Association Technique (PAT) – our natural allergy treatment!

PAT is a non-invasive holistic therapy, which:

  • draws on acupressure and kinesiology techniques
  • aims to re-train your body
  • may reduce your reactions to substances that may be causing or exacerbating your sensitivities.

Some cases can be complex, so our naturopaths may also recommend supplements, herbs, and lifestyle advice to help you achieve the best long-term results.


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This blog is intended as general information only. PAT cannot cure allergies – it is intended to decrease reactions and help manage symptoms. It is not intended to raise unrealistic expectations. If symptoms persist, consult your GP. 


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