As the dark mornings and darker nights arrive, many of us are starting to get that festive feeling. However, it’s a different story for those with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), as Compost Direct explains.
The changing of the seasons signifies a difficult time for them and is often the trigger of SAD. Although the exact cause remains unclear, SAD is a type of depression that fluctuates with the seasons. It is most common in winter and symptoms include irritability, low moods, a lack of energy, sleeping for longer and craving carbohydrate-rich ‘comfort food’.