Have you ever heard of the “winter blues”? It isn’t just something we’ve heard people say, it’s real but better known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
It is said that one in five Americans are impacted by Seasonal Affective Disorder, leaving many people not feeling their best. Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder usually appear during late fall or early winter and begin to go away during the sunnier days of spring and summer. Symptoms may start out mild and become more severe as the winter season progresses.
Signs and Symptoms of SAD may include:
- Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed
- Having low energy and feeling sluggish
- Issues oversleeping
- Increased carbohydrate cravings (more than normal)
- Overeating and weight gain
- Having difficulty concentrating
While there are no known ways to prevent the development of seasonal affective disorder, you take steps early on to manage symptoms. Studies show that regular massages can improve mood and reset circadian rhythms. This can lead to improved mood, better sleep, and more energy! Don’t let the winter blues catch you by surprise. Make an appointment with one of our talented massage therapists today!
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