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Don’t Be S.A.D. In Winter

Many of us might say that being less active in the winter is the normal cycle of life. But get this: a less cheerful mood may be typical in this season, but for some people, cold weather and lack of sunshine bring on more than the usual winter blahs. It can bring on a form of clinical depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
People with SAD typically feel better when spring comes, and then experience symptoms again in the late fall.

In general, we tend to eat and sleep more in the winter and experience more ups and downs during the shorter days. Winter may bring about weight gain and a lack of energy for people in general, but symptoms are more serious for SAD sufferers. They range from agitation to listlessness… overeating to lack of appetite! (So, it seems to affect a lot of people differently, then!

One thing that experts CAN agree on, though is that there are ways to treat SAD. A popular method is light therapy, where patients start with 30-45 minutes of daily treatment in front of special bright fluorescent lights and then gradually reduce this duration on a weekly basis. The intensity of light equals about the same that you might see when looking out the window on a sunny day. People with SAD have reported great relief from this type of treatment.

But guess what? HomePro Electric offers ways of combating that winter blah feeling too with lighting solutions that act more like daylight, and thus, combat depression.

Talk to us about the dark places in your home and allow us to recommend solutions until Spring brightens up our world again.

If you are looking for an electrician that is available 24/7 then please call 519-885-8268 or complete our online request form.

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If you are looking for an electrician that is available 24/7 then please call 519-885-8268 or complete our online request form.