Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the Winter Blues

Many people find they eat and sleep slightly more in winter and dislike the dark mornings and short days and this is commonly referred to as theĀ  ‘winter blues’…

Symptoms usually build up slowly in the late autumn and winter months. Symptoms are usually the same as with depression:

  • Increased appetite with weight gain (weight loss is more common with other forms of depression)
  • Increased sleep and daytime sleepiness (too little sleep is more common with other forms of depression)
  • Less energy and ability to concentrate in the afternoon
  • Loss of interest in work or other activities
  • Slow, sluggish, lethargic movement
  • Physical symptoms – often joint pain or stomach problems, lowered resistance to infection
  • Social withdrawal
  • Unhappiness and irritability which leads to depression

studies suggest that the mood of those with SAD improves when taking vitamin D supplements. Check out Vitamin D spray from Super health Sprays a great way to get your daily D Dose

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