Why Do You Feel SAD?

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If you are a relatively happy person, suffering from the winter blues can be frustrating.  It can be confusing and difficult to understand why you suddenly feel down.  It is likely that you are suffering from a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder.  This condition is a type of depression.  And like they say on the commercials, depression is not your fault.  It is a medical problem.


SAD is a result of the lack of sunlight during the winter months.  Therefore, when the sun stopped shining, your body experienced a shock of some sort.  This shock put your body out of sync.  When there is a lack of sunlight, your body generates less serotonin than usual.  Serotonin production comes from the sun and it regulates your mood.  In addition, because of the lack of sunlight, your body begins to produce more melatonin.  This chemical regulates your sleeping pattern.  When you begin to produce more of it, you sleep more often than normal and feel more fatigued.


Fatigue is a common symptom of SAD sufferers.  In order to stop feeling tired and SAD, you might consider trying a SAD lamp to help you with your symptoms.  Many SAD sufferers find these lamps to be beneficial.