Happy Monday yall!! Does the end of Daylight savings time have you beat? Don’t worry, lots of people including myself have a difficult time adjusting to the “fall back” time. Today let’s talk about the science behind the fall back blues and how you can combat them. Here we go.
I have been experiencing some of these symptoms honestly for the first time ever. I’m feeling sluggish, I’m oversleeping for sure, and my appetite has been all over the place since the time changed. Science also says that the cause of these symptoms for some people may be due to your circadian rhythm.
Now that we know the science of Fall Back Blue, let’s see how we can feel better shall we?
3 Ways to combat fall back blues
Get some sun anyway you know how! You can even just open your blinds all the way and let the sun come on in and brighten up your day. Something that I also found that seems cool is Dawn simulators are basically alarm clocks that mimic the sunrise. You can buy one here.
Exercise. This is the one I’m going for this winter season. Get out there and start moving around. Exercising is a great tool to combat the fall back blue because not only do you start to feel better but you start to look better too, which is sure to improve your overall mood.
Vitamin D. People suffering from SAD have been shown to have lower levels of Vitamin D in their systems. To combat this, talk to your doctor about Vitamin D supplements. Researchers from have recently found that Vitamin D can aid in improving your circadian rhythm (remember that?). Fun fact: November 21st is Vitamin D Day!
Thanks for reading! If you are dealing with SAD this season, I hope these few tips can help you get through it! Have you heard of SAD before? What ways are you pushing through your fall back blues? Let me know in the comments below! Talk to your girl!