2. Emotional distress
Again, it’s probably not a surprise that feeling physically uncomfortable can also affect our emotional wellbeing. Science backs up this assumption, with multiple studies proving that excess heat indoors can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, and hopelessness.
In fact, it’s possible to experience the condition called SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder – during the summer months. Typically associated with lack of exposure to sunlight during winter months, you can also feel listless, lose your appetite, and become agitated when temps are too hot.
Heat induced mood disorders in any sort of social environment, whether it be at home or work, can sometimes lead to interpersonal disputes and even violence.