If shorter days and longer nights, as well as cold weather, make you feel sluggish, sad, and anxious, you may be experiencing seasonal depression. Having the winter blues is real. So real that it is recognized as a medical condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression that occurs at a particular time of year, mainly during the winter, when there’s less sunlight and temperatures are colder. This weather is known for keeping people indoors more often, which can be challenging if you’re a social butterfly. Yes, the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder usually only last for a few months, but this condition can disrupt your everyday life.
This disorder affects more people than we know, and if you’re one of them, here are a few tips that could help ease your seasonal depression.
Light Therapy will help regulate your mood, promote healthy sleep habits, and keep you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
Essential oils are known to elevate moods and promote relaxation.
Dawn Stimulators have received widespread endorsement from therapists for their efficacy in alleviating winter depression. By simulating a sunrise in your room, this device helps you sleep better and feel more energized.
Exercise is reported to be a natural antidepressant that boosts your mood, reduces anxiety, elevates your confidence, etc.
If all else fails, speak with your doctor. They may refer you to a mental health professional specializing in Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Do you or someone you know suffer from seasonal depression? If so, what tips could you share with SwagHer readers on how to manage this disorder?
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