Some call it Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Some call is the winter blues. No matter how the doldrums makes one feel, Health Briefs TV believes there are ways to deal with it.
First, acknowledge that the longer, colder days can make one feel tired, lethargic and down in the dumps. It’s hard to be cheery when the sky is gray and overcast with rain or snow, and the sun sets earlier making the commute home from work miserable.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a medical condition which includes depression, lack of sleep, and a craving for carbs. More women than men deal with it as do the younger generations. It is a condition which affects the circadian rhythm of the affected person. To combat SAD symptoms: invest in a full spectrum light box and spend at least 30 minutes by it since it mimics the daylight. Medical experts recommend eating healthier meals, getting plenty of exercise and keeping a regular social schedule. The Health Briefs TV show also suggests finding new ways to stay in touch if roads are too treacherous. Reach out to friends and loved ones via social media sites. Don’t stay cooped up in the home any longer than needed. The Winter Blues and Season Affective Disorder can be mastered with determination and desire.