Winter Depression: Why It Is Happening, And How To Beat It
December 12, 2017
If you think that winter depression is just a myth, this is where you are wrong. After a sunny and warm summer we realize, we get the blues more and more, and when winter comes we find ourselves exhausted and melancholic. Some of people get just sad, and some suffer from real symptoms of depression.
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Why this is happening – the scientists run a survey and found out there is seasonal affective disorder, which we call winter depression. It occurs to people who are not under any other stressful conditions or any health problems. The key to this condition is the amount of light we are receiving. When our eye perceives the light, it serves as a signal to wake up and causes some hormonal change – the amount of melatonin (the hormone of sleep) reduces and our body feels active and energized.