We all have days when we feel like hiding under a blanket and shying away from the world. For some of us, that persistent low mood can come and go with the seasons and there’s a name for it: Seasonal Affective Disorder, also referred to as SAD.
SAD affects around 2 million people in the UK1. There are a range of symptoms that people with SAD can experience, such as persistent low mood, feelings of irritability, despair or worthlessness and trouble concentrating2. Sufferers of SAD may also feel lethargic, sleep for longer than usual and find it difficult to get up in the morning2.
Supporting you and your families’ mental health is close to our hearts at Simplyhealth. That’s why we’ve pulled together this list of things you can do to give yourself some love and self-care during this chilly season.