Monday, January 10, 2011

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Are you one of those people that experience a serious mood change when the seasons change? Do you feel the need to sleep too much, have little energy, and crave sweets and starchy foods? Feel depressed?  Then you might have a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

This is a link to a terrific article that explains alot about this condition.  I found it really interesting to read, and it explains about the use of light therapy with seasonal affective disorder:

I did not get much relief with light therapy, but I do feel better when I go outside.  Even when it is cloudy out, like today, a few moments in natural light make my brain feel alive. 

Only with the arrival of spring, and more sunshine, will I begin to feel "normal" again....until then, I will drudge through the winter months and dream of warmer, brighter days ahead.

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  1. I don't think I have this. I hate the cold, but I don't seem to actually feel any worse in the winter than in the summer. But I've known people who are affected and it definitely doesn't look like any fun. Hope warm sunny weather comes early this year! (Saying that as our yard becomes covered in inch upon inch of snow.)

  2. Me too! A lot of the snow melted last week and suddenly I was so in the mood for spring! But now we're in the middle of another snow storm... so spring is way down the line now... Maybe if I take down the Christmas decor I'll be able to put more sites toward warmer weather...

  3. I am definitely more affected in the winter than in the summer....It starts in the fall, almost right after the time change. I start feeling more foggy-headed and become more irritable; it is almost like I'm always on the edge of a panic attack. It's weird; I would make a very good bear...I could cheerfully hibernate the entire winter.

  4. I have light therapy machine coming!!! My sleep is so dorked up and it's sooooo dark and gloomy over here!

  5. Queenie, I hope the light therapy machine works for you! I gave it a try a few years ago, but it ended up making me feel even more jittery and kind of hyper.