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Does anyone here suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or have much knowledge of it?

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I swear this year I've noticed I'm feeling a little "down", I swear it's due to the days getting darker and general horrible weather. Mabye I'm overdoing it at the gym? I swear when it is sunny (ra…
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
I swear this year I've noticed I'm feeling a little "down", I swear it's due to the days getting darker and general horrible weather. Mabye I'm overdoing it at the gym?

I swear when it is sunny (rare) here I generally feel I'm in a much better mood, generally feel a lot happier.

I did see a deal for one of those specail SAD lights that re-creates day light to enhance mood, although not sure it would really work?

Anybody else been feeling a little lethargic at all? Any ideas?
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
You'll be ok turn all the lights on and Play COD :p :-D :w00t:
#2
[COLOR="Purple"]yh i have no energy, always tired!![/COLOR]
#3
I usually call those days Mondays...

But the crappy weather, extra work and assignment deadlines at school/university and shorter days don't help. I'm always tired...
#4
Celticsun
You'll be ok turn all the lights on and Play COD :p :-D :w00t:


LOL, nah!!
#5
The majority of people suffer from it... Its not a Disorder that you get diagnosed by a doctor.....Sure some pople suffer from it worse, but usually its just an addition to other problems or anxieties.

Sunlight increases serotonin levels, serotonin is our natural happy hormone.. So less sun, less serotonin less happy happy happy time.

Go for a walk on your lunch break or in the morning if your lucky enought and dont have to be in work before sunrise. The fresh air and sunlight will reduce the said disorder.
#6
I'm a autumnal man myself, I've already brought out my autumn wardrobe.

walking through the leaves in the park, hats, gloves, scarves, warm coats, frosty breath, jacket potatoes, meat and vegetable stew, love it
#7
Just read Vitamin D can help.
Think I might look into the lights, might stick one on my desk at work. Think some of them are expensive.
#8
get yourself a big bar of chocolate and book a holiday in the sun!!

I've not been to bad at the moment... usually I feel rather tired and stuff at this time of year.
[helper]#9
If you seriously think you have SAD visit your GP. If you don't want to bother your GP then give the light boxes a try. There is clinical evidence that they work in mild cases but get a proper one and not a cheap one for £30...
#10
Alfonse
I'm a autumnal man myself, I've already brought out my autumn wardrobe.

walking through the leaves in the park, hats, gloves, warm coats, frosty breath, jacket potatoes, meat and vegetable stew, love it


Don't forget the sausage sock, gtta keep the lil fella warm :w00t:
#11
Bigpoppaad
Don't forget the sausage sock, gtta keep the lil fella warm :w00t:


someone has to lower the tone
#12
Welcome to England.
#13
Alfonse
someone has to lower the tone


Looks like someone suffering from it themselves...Only having a giggle. :thumbsup:
#14
mighty mugger
Welcome to England.


Ummm, thanks?
I was born here? Anyway...:thinking:
#15
Being miserable when its wet cold and dark and happy when its sunny warm and dry...doesn't sound like SAD sounds like LIFE :thumbsup:
#16
Bigpoppaad
Looks like someone suffering from it themselves...Only having a giggle. :thumbsup:


:roll::oops::thumbsup::-D
#17
gari189
If you seriously think you have SAD visit your GP. If you don't want to bother your GP then give the light boxes a try. There is clinical evidence that they work in mild cases but get a proper one and not a cheap one for £30...


Hmmm, maybe.
I did struggle getting to sleep last night. Although I was sooo tired. That's added to my tired today, I just can't get an early night in even if I try.
#18
I get down this time of year but i guess most people do. I used to go on the sunbed and it made me feel a million times better, but gave that up as i started to worry about the effects on my skin. Get out in the daylight when you can and take up some excercise. Take some Berocca
#19
Celticsun
Being miserable when its wet cold and dark and happy when its sunny warm and dry...doesn't sound like SAD sounds like LIFE :thumbsup:


Nah? I know what you mean. Just seems these last few weeks I've just been feeling really weird, my head doesn't quite feel right.
Just a depressing sort of feeling. Maybe I should go on holiday, somewhere sunny?
#20
queenlush
I get down this time of year but i guess most people do. I used to go on the sunbed and it made me feel a million times better, but gave that up as i started to worry about the effects on my skin. Get out in the daylight when you can and take up some excercise. Take some Berocca


Berrocca, yea good shout, got a tube in my draw right next to me, popping it now!!
Doesn't have any Vitamin D in it though.
#21
Kermit2004
Nah? I know what you mean. Just seems these last few weeks I've just been feeling really weird, my head doesn't quite feel right.
Just a depressing sort of feeling. Maybe I should go on holiday, somewhere sunny?


Warrington.... Its always sunny here........:whistling:
#22
Kermit2004
Nah? I know what you mean. Just seems these last few weeks I've just been feeling really weird, my head doesn't quite feel right.
Just a depressing sort of feeling. Maybe I should go on holiday, somewhere sunny?


Could make you worse, like a bad come down that Monday after a Holiday.

Migrate to California or other sunnier climbs gotta be the way forward.

Joking apart you may just be burning candle at both ends, I tend to over do it occasionally by going straight to the Gym after work all week.

Change your workout, do some swimming or just have a day off and lounge in the steam, sauna or spa pool instead once a week.
#23
Celticsun
Could make you worse, like a bad come down that Monday after a Holiday.

Migrate to California or other sunnier climbs gotta be the way forward.

Joking apart you may just be burning candle at both ends, I tend to over do it occasionally by going straight to the Gym after work all week.

Change your workout, do some swimming or just have a day off and lounge in the steam, sauna or spa pool instead once a week.


Yea I've been over-training recently. Just finished a 4-week programme, which was pretty intense.
Jumped straight into marathon training at the moment, so doing a lot of cardio and still on the weights too.
I'm worried that I'm going to waste away if I do a lot of cardio.

Should have had a little rest between training programmes. Was planning to do an hour on the x-traininer after work, but might have a swim as you suggested. Although I know I'll do a lap and end up in the sauna...
#24
Go grab a coffee and an Apple and Pecan Muffin from Cafe Nero... Made my afternoon whilst reading the OXM
#25
this is really wierd!, only this lunch time I was talking to a girl at work who was telling me that she sufferes from SAD, I have never heard of such a thing before, and now I come here to see a thread about it
#26
A quick visit to the doc OP for a general check up wouldnt go amiss. You may be low on some essential vitamins/minerals so make sure you're eating properly. Take a vitamin supplement if you need to xxx

Make sure you're sleeping well too x
#27
You can get a lamp that emits rays similar to the sun to combat SADS but as you say not convinced it will work, I know what you mean though. I have been severly naffed off recentky and am not sure why, can only put down to the shift in daylight.
#28
Kermit2004
Think I might look into the lights


don't do that you'll hurt your eyes!
#29
gari189
If you seriously think you have SAD visit your GP. If you don't want to bother your GP then give the light boxes a try. There is clinical evidence that they work in mild cases but get a proper one and not a cheap one for £30...

+1

Yes, get one of those bedside table ones that wakes you up slowly by getting brighter. Very good. Plus a big one to read by.

Check the specifications so that you are really getting a day light spectrum .


Some useful links here:
http://www.sad.org.uk/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/sad1.shtml
http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Seasonal-Affective-Disorder.htm

Basically it comes down to the way that humans are adapted to a more-or-less 24 hour circadian ( literally around the day) pattern with sleeping, eating and so on. If we stay in the dark we become miserable and our 24 hour pattern starts to drift. Daylight light and the pattern of it keep our brains in sync with the real day. So if the day length gets short, then what can happen is that two important brain chemicals - serotonin and melatonin - don't have their levels changed well and that makes you sad with SAD. Bottom line is to use the proper wavelengths of light to put yourself right.
#30
chesso
+1

Yes, get one of those bedside table ones that wakes you up slowly by getting brighter. Very good. Plus a big one to read by.

Check the specifications so that you are really getting a day light spectrum .


Some useful links here:
http://www.sad.org.uk/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/sad1.shtml
http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Seasonal-Affective-Disorder.htm

Basically it comes down to the way that humans are adapted to a more-or-less 24 hour circadian ( literally around the day) pattern with sleeping, eating and so on. If we stay in the dark we become miserable and our 24 hour pattern starts to drift. Daylight light and the pattern of it keep our brains in sync with the real day. So if the day length gets short, then what can happen is that two important brain chemicals - serotonin and melatonin - don't have their levels changed well and that makes you sad with SAD. Bottom line is to use the proper wavelengths of light to put yourself right.


i guess in one way it's a primitive kind of shut down, as in hibernation mode . Spring is the time for lighter days and time to mate woop woop , so "full of the joys of spring" we change our diets from season to season too, when it's light and warm we want salad and fruit etc ...food that makes us feel good and energetic, but if everyone is like me on a cold wet dark miserable teatime, all i want is good old stodge which does make you feel sluggish. Suppose back in caveman days winter was a time to recupperate before getting ready to hunt again.
#31
queenlush
i guess in one way it's a primitive kind of shut down, as in hibernation mode . Spring is the time for lighter days and time to mate woop woop , so "full of the joys of spring" we change our diets from season to season too, when it's light and warm we want salad and fruit etc ...food that makes us feel good and energetic, but if everyone is like me on a cold wet dark miserable teatime, all i want is good old stodge which does make you feel sluggish. Suppose back in caveman days winter was a time to recupperate before getting ready to hunt again.


Sounds like me, I have aspergers and dyspraxia though and a bit of depression but I do notice that no matter what season but mainly the dark ones I feel really tired around the time it gets dark, i.e if it gets darm around 6pm around 4 I will have energy but feel a bit spaced, around 5 and I get dry eyes and as soon as it starts getting dark I can barely stay awake, then about 2-3 hours later get a second wind psychologically but be knocked out at same time.

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