Is Sunshine making you SAD?!?

Just as a lack of sunlight in the winter months can cause the seasonal affective disorder (SAD), evidence is now showing that long hours of daylight and heat during summer can also mess with people’s body clocks. It’s being called ‘reverse-SAD’ or ‘summer-SAD’. While winter-SAD leaves a person feeling sluggish, tired all the time and with a tendency to over-eat and gain weight, those with summer-SAD get the opposite. They suffer from insomnia, loss of appetite and feelings of agitation or anxiety. It’s estimated that one in ten people with SAD get the summer version. Although winter-SAD is often treated with a light box to stimulate melatonin there is no clear treatment for summer-SAD yet. But if you think you have it speak with your doctor and pay extra attention to getting more sleep. CLICK HERE FOR MORE


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