As days become shorter, and darker, you may find yourself hungry, tired, and irritable. This is due to a disruption in our circadian rhythm, the natural clock running our sleep, mood, and appetite. The changes you may feel are known as Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, here are a few ways to ease into this darker season and avoid the blues:
- Go to bed and wake up at the same time – The closer you stick to regular routine, the more quickly you will adjust
- Practice good habits before bed – Reduce screen time, caffeine, and alcohol to help ease into sleep
- Get more sun – Go outside and get exposure to warm morning sun
These are just a few ways to help readjust your internal clock. So set your clocks back the night before and enjoy an extra hour of sleep. Cheers, you deserve it!