You may have heard that SAD is a thing. It’s also something you should be careful of because it can cause serious symptoms like fatigue and depression.
What is SAD?
SAD is a type of mood disorder that affects many people during the winter months. The most common symptoms include depression and anxiety, but some people experience an increase in physical symptoms like headaches and fatigue.
If you have SAD, you may find yourself feeling down more often than usual during fall or winter months. You might also feel like everything is “too bright” or “too loud.” You may feel hopeless about things that happened in your past and unable to move forward with new ideas or plans for the future.
Symptoms of SAD
If you’re experiencing severe winter blues, here are some of the more common symptoms:
Depression. SAD can cause depression and other mental health issues, especially if it’s combined with other medical conditions like anxiety or bipolar disorder.
Loss of energy. This is one reason why people with SAD may be less able to stay active during the winter months—they don’t want to go outside because they’re too tired from lack of sunlight, or they feel too depressed about everything around them (including their own situation).
Social isolation. People who live alone for long periods in cold weather tend to become socially isolated because the only time they get together with friends is at home or when going out for meals together on weekends; after those events finish up one by one over time until finally none remain until spring rolls around again!
How to treat SAD
If you are experiencing symptoms of SAD, there are several things that can help. First and foremost, it’s important to get plenty of sleep. Try taking a nap every day or having a 20-minute power nap before work in the morning.
If exercise is something that works best for you then go ahead and make it part of your daily routine—even if only walking around the block once per day! This helps regulate hormones like dopamine which helps reduce inflammation in our bodies which may cause depression symptoms like sadness/anxiety/fatigue/etc… In addition, you can also choose to go out for a run in the morning when there is relatively more light, to enjoy the scenery and fresh air is also conducive to the treatment of sad, but also remember to wear good protective gear like running knee braces to protect yourself.
We hope we’ve helped you understand SAD, and how to manage it. If you have any questions about what we covered here, or if you would like to share your own story, feel free to email us!