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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD

Would try a smart lighting system (like philips hue) to automatically simulate summer daylight conditions, could help especially in the morning. Not for clinical SAD probably.
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Old 25.11.2020, 21:18
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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD

You can't beat going to the mountains to get above the fog, at this time of year the contrast is amazing with beautiful skies and crystal clear air.
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Old 25.11.2020, 21:23
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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD

My Philips wake up light/alarm clock has helped, slowly waking up with growing light seems to make me feel better
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It gets dark but we have candles and chains of mini-lights hung at places to make it feel warm and cozy. I also sometimes put youtube fake fireplace with crackling fire on our living room TV and jazz. Baking to make home smell festive. Little details like this help, going for a run, taking cold showers and Vit D. Walking a lot in sunshine.
Sad about Omtastat. He was amusing!
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My Philips wake up light/alarm clock has helped, slowly waking up with growing light seems to make me feel better
I Have the same, and i do wake less groggy
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omtastat has been permanently banned, unfortunately. I hope he's doing ok in this stressful time period.
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Omtatsat has done everything in his power to get banned, apparently. He was amusing at times.
Hope he's doing OK, this is a rather stressful time for everyone I would say.

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You can't beat going to the mountains to get above the fog, at this time of year the contrast is amazing with beautiful skies and crystal clear air.
True. Can do only on weekends though.
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You can't beat going to the mountains to get above the fog, at this time of year the contrast is amazing with beautiful skies and crystal clear air.
Doesn't even need to be a mountain! The webcams are your friend at this time of year. Even the top of Uetliberg is bathed in sunshine this morning whilst down below it's grey and dull!

https://uetliberg.roundshot.co/
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True. Can do only on weekends though.
Not necessarily - if you're remote working an office job take your laptop with you
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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD

Vitamin D is what helps me avoid the "winter blues." I get my levels checked each October or November (and it's always found to be too low). Then I'm put on high dose supplements and feel like a new person. Getting decent sleep also helps immensely. I've also read that taking warm baths 2x per week can help against depression.

I remember reading before that the reason people decorate trees for Christmas is because it stems from what was originally a pagan holiday of decorating with lights around the winter solstice to try to combat the darkness during that time of year.
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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD

As an eastern European I can't understand how people in these warmer climate countries (like Switzerland) can have SAD, there is so much sunlight even during the winter months.

To me, it seems like there is 7 months of summer and 5 months sort of warm autumn. It's been a real blessing living here.
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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD

I used to suffer from it every winter. My Philips daylight lamp helped me a lot (used to turn it on in the morning during my shower-coffee-what-ever activities) helped me a lot.
Since my doctor detected an extremely low vitamin-d3 level I'm on my weekly shot (drops actually) and couldn't care less about the many greys presented to me almost daily.
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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD

OMG i was just thinking of getting a sun lamp or a special light to lift my mood. Its so dark and foggy outside as well as in my flat.
My sister in law made her own, she loves it.
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