All About Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

  • Dec 6, 2023

Did you know that the changes in seasons can affect your mood? If not, then you’ve come to the right place. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs during the same season each year. It typically occurs during Fall and Winter because of the lack of sunlight and the tendency for people to stay indoors during these seasons.

Symptoms

Symptoms of SAD are similar with major depression but the main difference is that these symptoms appear and disappear at the same time every year.

Here are some common symptoms:

·         Sad/despairing mood that occurs most days, lasts for more than two weeks, and hinders your life (areas such as work, school and relationships)

·         Hard time sleeping

·         Loss of interests in things you enjoy

·         Social withdrawal

·         Extreme change in appetite and weight

·         Feeling empty or hopeless

·         And more

SAD happens because of the changing of seasons and amount of sunlight you are exposed to throughout the day. Changes in light can disrupt your bodies natural cycle and mood regulation.

Treatments

Light therapy is the main treatment for SAD. Those affected use exposure to bright artificial light, such as LEDs, to help with symptoms. There are different types of devices available and many can be used in the comfort of your own home.

With people spending more time indoors, it’s important for our bodies to get enough sunlight. Check out our featured product, the Happy Daylight Desk Lamp, which will provide you with your daily boost of sunshine. Call us to place your order at 306.249.4318. We are happy to address any questions you may have.

- Team MOBO


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