As the cold dark nights approach our mental health can suffer. Research shows that many of us struggle with the seasonal shift. Our modern lifestyles have us living sheltered lives and spending most of our time in our offices, housing and cars reducing the amount of time spent outside which can make us deficient in vitamin D. We are stressed by too little sleep, too much stress, too little movement and too little genuine nutrition.
If we suffer with these seasonal issues we can try to utilise whatever means we can to minimise the seasonal deficits. Spend more time outside during daylight hours or use light boxes, go to bed earlier, supplement vitamin D.
Experts increasingly emphasise that traditional talk therapy can for some people been very effective.