Sad or Winter Blues Dublin Dun Laoghaire

Seasonal affective disorder or winter blues

In this part of the world winter is here and already we have storm warnings. For a lot of people this means they will feel tired, moody, depressed and the list goes on.

Let’s look at the facts. It’s darker in the mornings when you get up. The temperature has dropped so it’s colder in the house and or when you walk out the door. You’re probably eating breakfast in artificial light.

If you drive, there is more traffic in more dangerous conditions. If you use public transport you may get wet and let’s face it starting the day in wet cloths is definitely not the best.

Then the days can be dull and dreary but this is added to all your usual stressors. It’s not hard to see how winter can add to the problems of so many.

Some people say that SAD, Seasonal affective disorder and winter blues are two separate problems and some say one can affect the other.

You will see a lot of “it’s possible that” or “Some factors that may” in other words they are not sure.

You may hear that it’s a drop in serotonin levels, but in studies they have dropped the serotonin levels of individuals and saw now effect on mood or depression. It may be or may not be in your case.

You may come across many possible reasons but have a look at what is affecting you and see can you make any changes. If you feel better then that’s great if not you may want to have it checked out.

We are now offering a Guided Relaxation Session to reduce and relieve stress.

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