As many as 4-6% of Americans suffer from what's called SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder, and another 20% have a mild form when the temperature and daylight hours drop. A few common symptoms include fatigue, change in appetite or irritability.
If you're feeling the effects, there are a few remedies to overcome it!
First, try light therapy. Sometimes, light from a box mimics sunlight and provides much brighter light than a regular bulb. If you sit by one for about 30 minutes per day, it stimulates the circadian rhythm in your body to suppress the natural release of melatonin.
As always, we are here to help you stay independent. Give us a call to find out how we can help you beat the winter blues.