Autumn is here! What’s not to love pumpkin spice lattes, big cosy jumpers and nights toasting marshmallows around the bonfire? The answer to that would be the autumn blues, or as most refer to it, the winter blues. Often also referred to as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), the change in season brings with it long hours of darkness and cold, which can cause in some people sadness, depression, irritability, lethargy and more. Here, we discuss methods you can attempt in your battle against the blues:
A decrease in sunlight can disrupt your body’s circadian rhythms and cause a drop in your serotonin and Vitamin D levels. Sitting next to artificial light/ a light box when your body craves daylight can be as effective as antidepressant medication. Keep your blinds open always, trim back those branches covering your window and sit closer to it in order to get some extra sunshine. A light box gives out bright light around 10 times...
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