So we are now in the depths of the Scottish winter, and we have all but forgotten what sunshine and warmth feels like. For some, this time of year and be a difficult time due to the lack of daylight.
What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that people experience at a particular time of year or during a particular season.
- Most of us are affected by the change in seasons – it is normal to feel more cheerful and energetic when the sun is shining and the days are longer, or to find that you eat more or sleep longer in winter.
- However, if you experience SAD, the change in seasons will have a much greater effect on your mood and energy levels, and lead to symptoms of depression that have a significant impact on your day-to-day life.
So if you are someone that struggles to get through winter, it is even more important than ever to get out your room and get some fresh air. And winter is a great time to experience Edinburgh. Why not check out the our official ResLife facebook page for everything that's happening on your doorstep....and even better there are loads of FREE things to get involve with - so what are you waiting for?!