The symptoms of SAD include:
- Low mood, reduced interest in normally pleasurable activities, decreased concentration;
- Oversleeping (often an increase of 4 hours or more each day);
- Low energy and fatigue;
- Intense craving for carbohydrates;
- Weight gain and carbohydrate/sweets craving;
- Withdrawal from social contacts;
Research studies report women are eight times more likely to suffer from SAD
That's great, why does Nathan never gets sick?
I am sure everyone up here is suffering in some way, but for those sunny happy people down south let me tell you how I am feeling....I am not insane. I feel normal, although I am tired a lot of the time. Coffee helps, but never completely. I just feel bland, I don't really feel like doing anything. I can still laugh, smile and feel happy. But when I feel down.... I feel WAY down. I can feel so blue that my conscious mind asks "whoa, dude what are you freaking out about" or "why exactly do you feel like crying lady, it's really not that bad?" And then I say back (just because I talk to myself, doesn't mean I am crazy crazy) " Yeah why do I feel so crappy, there really is no logical reason, but I still feel over the moon blue." Let me tell you the husband suffers largely. Poor Nay Nay.
Ok so this year I have learned something.... I am going to be south during one of these months... November, December or January, even if I have to leave behind Nathan to fend for himself. And all for some radiation from a stupid star.