Don't Be SAD
In the winter months when the days are short and the nights are long many people experience a decrease in energy, irritability, changes in their appétit and sleep habits, and a state of mind that isn’t their normal upbeat self. This is called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. It’s appropriately named because it is a form of mild depression. There are a myriad of low-level symptoms associated with the changing seasons and sometimes-severe symptoms that may require medical treatment.
According to research SAD is triggered by the over production of melatonin in the brain and generally lessen as the winter season progresses into spring and the day grow longer. But you don’t have to wait until the temperatures rise and the snow melts to ease the gloomy affects of SAD.
Here Comes the Sun!
Open the drapes and let the sun shine in. On sunny days let sun bathe the room you are in and you will feel a little perkier.