Hay fever: How it can affect your mood

Dr Babak Ashrafi, GP at Superdrug Online Doctor, explains the link between hay fever and mental health. Low energy levels. When we have an allergy, whether it's hay fever related or not, our bodies work in overdrive to fight off the foreign bodies (allergens). “This can lead to a drop in energy levels. Other hay fever symptoms such as a runny nose can also result in a restless night's sleep, depleting energy levels further." Change in mood. Common hay fever symptoms such as sneezing, congestion and irritable eyes can inadvertently affect your mood.”