Daylight Saving Time and Seasonal Affective Disorder
First and foremost, it is important to identify seasonal affective disorder with medical professional as it is a form of depression. There are plenty of screenings that can help determine depression. Talking to your doctor can open doors to treatment and therapy.
- 2Using a light box as artificial light therapy can help you get in sync with your circadian rhythm. It is recommended to sit in front of a light box for one hour every morning to alleviate symptoms of SAD.
- 3Just like light boxes, Dawn Simulators are alarm clocks that wake you up by simulating the sun by gradually increasing light intensity. Full spectrum dawn simulators is the closest to natural sunlight.
- 4Lack of Vitamin D can contribute to depressive symptoms. Consider taking vitamin D regularly or eating foods rich in vitamin D.
- 5During this time, it's important to keep your body moving. Bundle up and go for a walk to take advantage of the sun. When you are indoors, open your blinds and let the sun shine through!