It’s not just you. The winter season can have a major impact on your mood and energy levels.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that affects people during the winter months. Symptoms like fatigue, insomnia, and social isolation can take a toll on your physically and emotionally.
The good news is there are tips backed by science that can help you relieve some of these symptoms. Here are four of them:
- Make your home brighter. Part of the reason for SAD is that the shorter winter days are messing up your circadian rhythm. You’re not getting enough sunlight. You can remedy this by making your home brighter. As a part of light therapy, a light box can help a lot with your symptoms of fatigue and apathy.
- Bring dawn to your home. As we mentioned in the last point, winter can mess with your circadian rhythm. This makes it harder to go to sleep and harder to wake up. A dawn simulator causes the lights in your home to gradually brighten over a period of time, giving you the experience of the sun rising at the time it’s supposed to.
- Get yourself moving. Exercise has been proven to help alleviate symptoms of depression because it releases endorphins. But exercise also gives you a feeling of control and accomplishment. Those feelings can push you to start accomplishing other small tasks, which can help with executive dysfunction.
- Take a beach vacation. Your seasonal affective disorder may have been egged on by stress. It makes sense. After all, the holiday season was just a few weeks ago. You need time to recover. A beach vacation can give you a break from the low temperatures and lack of sunlight while also giving you a break from everyday worries. Nature vacations have also been proven to boost your mood, reduce cortisol levels, and improve blood pressure.
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