Do The Changing Clock Times Signal A Change In Your Mood?
Whilst many people have perhaps enjoyed having an extra hour sleep, it’s amazing how the small change can have such a big impact on our health.
Although it’s only an hour, you’d be surprised how many people can feel disorientated the first couple of days once their body synchronises to a new sleep schedule.
One in 15 people in UK suffers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is a form of depression that is most apparent in the winter.
Most of the symptoms often begin when the clocks go back; irritability, persistent low mood, sleeping for longer than normal, craving carbohydrates are just a few of symptoms which can be experienced and impact your everyday activities.
You need to give your body a boost by adding supplements to your morning routine to help maintain your energy levels, get outdoors for some more natural sunlight, exercise regularly to help manage your stress levels, or think of buying a light therapy lamp called a light box which is used to simulate exposure to sunlight.
Although if your symptoms are ongoing or severe and you’re struggling to cope, you should always chat to your GP.