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下雨天了怎麼辦~我好想睡~How Rain Makes Us Sleepy

How Rain Makes Us Sleepy
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下雨天了怎麼辦~我好想睡~How Rain Makes Us Sleepy
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    Have you ever been less excited to go to school because of the rain? What about hearing the pitter-patter of rain in the middle of the afternoon and feeling the need to take a nap ? It has been proven that rain can make us tired. Some people like the sound of rain so much that they listen to recordings of it to help them fall asleep. But why does rain make us sleepy?

    The first answer is simple—the lack of sunlight . The cloudy and dark conditions on rainy days can lead to the production of a sleep-related hormone called melatonin , which makes people feel drowsy . Another reason is pink noise. In comparison with white noise, which is equally distributed across all frequencies , pink noise is a lower, gentler, and more soothing sound. Think of the plop, plop, plop of raindrops hitting windowsills . While the pink noise isn’t always there, the sounds can turn into lullabies when it rains. Apart from dark skies and pink noise, the humidity that rain brings also plays a part. In humid conditions, the air becomes heavy with moisture . This means our lungs have to work harder to get oxygen from the air. The increased labor of breathing can be tiring, making us want to sleep.

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Words in Use
sunlight
[ˋsʌn͵laɪt]
n. 日光,陽光(不可數)
hormone
[ˋhɔrmon]
n. 荷爾蒙
melatonin
[ˌmeləˈtəʊnɪn]
n. 褪黑激素
soothing
[ˋsuðɪŋ]
a. 撫慰的,使人寬心的
raindrop
[ˋren͵drɑp]
n. 雨滴
windowsill
[ˋwɪndo͵sɪl]
n. 窗臺
lullaby
[ˋlʌlə͵baɪ]
n. . 搖籃曲
oxygen
[ˋɑksədʒən]
n. 氧氣
affective
[əˋfɛktɪv]
a. 情緒上(引起)的
disorder
[dɪsˋɔrdɚ]
n. 無秩序,雜亂、(身體機能的)疾病,失調
vt. 使混亂
withdrawal
[wɪðˋdrɔəl]
n. 撤回,撤退;提款
therapy
[ˋθɛrəpɪ]
n. 療法
symptom
[ˋsɪmptəm]
n. 症狀
bask
[bæsk]
vi. 晒太陽;取暖
nap
[næp]
vi. 打瞌睡
n. 打盹,小睡
recording
[rɪˋkɔrdɪŋ]
n. 錄音;錄影
drowsy
[ˋdraʊzɪ]
a. 昏昏欲睡的
distribute
[dɪˋstrɪbjʊt]
.vt. 分發,分配
frequency
[ˋfrikwənsɪ]
n. 頻率;頻繁
humidity
[hjuˋmɪdətɪ]
n. 溼氣,溼度
moisture
[ˋmɔɪstʃɚ]
n. 溼氣,水分
labor
[ˋlebɚ]
n. 勞動,勞力;分娩
vi. 勞動,工作
depression
[dɪˋprɛʃən]
n. 沮喪;憂鬱症;(經濟)蕭條,不景氣
exposure
[ɪkˋspoʒɚ]
n. 暴露,曝晒;接觸(與介詞 to 並用)
relieve
[rɪˋliv]
vt. 減輕;緩和
warmth
[wɔrmθ]
n. 溫暖
Practical Phrases
Seasonal Affective Disorder
 季節性情緒失調
bask in
 沉浸在⋯⋯中
in comparison to
 相較於⋯⋯

The pace of life in the countryside is slow and easy in comparison to big cities.
相較於大城市,鄉下的生活步調緩慢又輕鬆。

in comparison with...
 與……相較

In comparison with my old one, my new motorcycle is really fast.
我那臺舊摩托車比起來,新的跑得真是快。

apart from...
 除了……
= aside from

John occasionally goes hiking. Apart from that, he hardly has any hobbies.
約翰偶爾會健行。之外,他幾乎沒有什麼嗜好。

bring on....
 引起/造成⋯⋯

Reading with poor light may bring on a headache.
在照明設備不足下閱讀可能會造成頭痛。

pour down
 (雨)傾盆而下
take a nap
 小睡一會
= take a siesta

You look exhausted. Why don’t you take a nap?
你看來累極了。何不小睡一下

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