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The Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder
Beyond the Winter Blues
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I live in northern Indiana where we see very little sun from November through April. I have one of the lights but they really don't help any. I need to see the light outside my window and bright inside my house. A small light is not much help. I am retired now and just basically hibernate as much as possible during our long winters and count the days until May when we finally have some decent weather.
I would love to move to Florida but I don't tolerate heat well and I have other obligations here that I can not leave right now.
Thank you for this article. I used to get a mild form of SAD (I thought it was just cabin fever) but when I moved to Florida, it disappeared!
I did not know that treatment starts with about 45 minutes of light therapy. I got something called human charger. They're earbuds with lights on them. 15 to 30 minutes in the morning helped me the shortest days of winter.
As a California girl who loves to garden, I do find Winter to be way too long. No energy at all, seems to come back about April when the days clear up.
I love all the Seasons as life is too short. After years of convincing myself that I had some disorder or another, I learned that I all I needed was to eat what my body required such good healthy macro and micronutrients opposed to another expensive prescription. Every season brings beauty.
I find winter challenging. Thanks for the info.
Great article to shed light on a very real thing.
I have also found taking a vitamin D3 supplement daily this year to be helpful.
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