❄️ Mostly women are affected by winter depression.
If you have a decrease in energy, sleep problems, loss of interest in classes, difficulty concentrating, depressive feelings, decreased libido, increased appetite or weight gain, sugar addiction, craving for carbohydrates and other comforting foods, when chills occur, you have winter blues or winter depression.
🌞 Vitamin D deficiency and a lack of sunlight keeps a part of the brain, the hypothalamus, from working properly, leading to a disruption of circadian rhythms. When our circadian rhythms are out of order, it can affect our levels of melatonin and serotonin.
😴 Melatonin, the hormone that makes us feel sleepy, might be produced in higher levels, leading to increased feelings of lethargy. On the other hand, serotonin levels decrease. Serotonin is a hormone that affects our mood and appetite; not having enough serotonin is linked to depression.
💡 Light therapy allows you to get exposure to bright, artificial light during the most difficult months.
🏂 Regular exercise helps with all types of depression. When physical activity is produced, chemicals that improve well-being, help to weaken depressive feelings and even fog in the brain.
🌞 Vitamin D supplements.
People exposed to winter spleen often have low levels of vitamin D. Go outside when there is sunlight. Sleep with open curtains and blinds to see sunlight in the morning.
🤦♀️ If everything is really bad, then psychotherapy can help change your way of thinking and focus on positive feelings and behavior, change useless or unhealthy habits.
👭 Keep in touch with friends and family, do not ignore your social life.
🥗 Follow a healthy diet.
At this time, you may want “convenient” food – starchy carbohydrates, sweets, but such food is a guarantee that you will look and feel worse. Add more fermented acidic foods to your diet, it is warming foods in Ayurveda, you’ll also feed your healthy bacteria that way and they will not let you down!