While some cannot wait for the summer to end so they can light a fire, put on cozy socks, and drink hot chocolate; others are already missing the warm sun, beaches, BBQs, and flip-flops. Cold days can have a certain gloominess about them, but if a person is feeling more blue than usual, they could be suffering from S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder). It is not as serious as it sounds, there are many simple solutions for S.A.D. This list will disclose what can cause it, its symptoms, and a variety of solutions to cure the lower moods brought on by cold winter days.
What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
It is not only the cold that makes the winter a little less cheery than the summer; the shorter and darker days also play their part. It is normal to feel less energetic, but if the symptoms shown are similar to the signs of depression, one might be suffering from a syndrome that is, in fact, a seasonal-type depression. Seasonal Affective Disorder is directly linked to a decrease in exposure to sunlight. It typically occurs in the fall, getting increasingly worse in the winter. It is believed there is a gene which causes some people to be predisposed to Seasonal Affective Disorder, so when someone says that it is not in their nature to enjoy a snowstorm, they might be right after all.