9 Issues To Assist You Beat The Winter SADs

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Winter has a lot going for it, but if you are one of the estimated 10 million Americans suffering from seasonal affective disorders, you may approach winter with a sense of fear.

Seasonal affective disorders are more than just the usual lethargy that can occur when the days are shorter and the nights longer. For some this means less energy and an increased need for sleep, for others it can mean a deeper change in mood and a disinterest in life in general. Many people recommend light therapy to help, but there are a few other things you can do to help, depending on how deep your SAD goes. Many recommend aromatherapy through a diffuser with essential oils, while others resort to a good salt bath to relieve tension. A well-weighted blanket is always a must no matter what time of year. And mindfulness journal can help (but don’t worry … they’re not all deeply serious and crunchy granola if that’s not your thing).

We tracked down a handful of things that can help you weather the winter lull. Spring is coming sooner than you think … but in the meantime, these goodies will help you get there.

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