Ramadan Anger Issues: Myth of Fact?
- Anger and traffic management
- Daytime sleepiness
- Prolonged lack of sleep leads to moodiness, dizziness, irritability and a loss of concentration
- 190 accidents resulted in 11 deaths and 185 injuries in Ramadan 2012 in the UAE alone
To cut it short
Anger and Ramadan have long been touted as a packaged deal. A month of abstinence from food, water, sleep and cigarettes always causes raised tempers and rash driving. People develop serious temper issues and everyone suddenly turns into The Incredible Hulk when even the tiniest of problems arise.
Even car accidents and traffic spike during the Holy Month. In fact, careful study has confirmed that traffic issues worsen in Ramadan especially in the 3 hours before Iftar.
Daytime sleepiness, which is common in Ramadan is the main reason heightened anger, irritability and rash decision making. In order to keep calm and fast, doctors suggest managing your sleep cycle and napping in the afternoon.
So there you have it, the famous Ramadan anger issues are backed by Science after all!