Why exactly in January the risk of people dying is much higher compared to the other months of the year. Genetic factors and negative temperatures are most often the causes of increased mortality in January.
According to statistics, January is the most dangerous month of the year according to the risk of death criterion. The reasons for this are not only the coldest weather of the year, but also genetic factors, scientists suggest.
Human psychology is also of great importance. January is considered the most depressing month of the year, and the third Monday of January the most depressing day of the year. A whole confluence of factors leads to this unhappy conclusion, including even the anxiety of not having enough money to spend during the New Year holidays, as well as the gloomy mood due to the bad and cold weather and the long wait for summer.
Psychologists call this period after the New Year holidays "the effect of unfulfilled hopes". At the beginning of winter, people suffer from a bad mood, but they promise each other that New Years and Dinah believe that the New Year begins with the new life. But in January, disillusionment quickly sets in, that after the holidays everything goes on as usual, and therefore the risk of death increases again.
Similarly, a study by sociologists from the University of New York, published in 1973, showed that there is a connection between a person's death and his birthday. Many seriously ill people do everything they can to celebrate their birthday. But then they relax, their he alth deteriorates sharply, and they quickly pass away.