Does anyone suffer with S A D

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Hi every one does any body have S A D . I am so down now we have the darker days. Get this every year but it's worse than ever. Have other physical complaints so really low at the moment .April

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    Hi i do suffer with sad fairly badly as in with summer I'm out Side until the sun goes down and this year the nights did seem to close in really quickly. Something that I find that helps a bit is to change the light bulbs in the rooms you spend most of your time in to daylight bulbs they are a bit strange at first because they are a cooler shade of light. My rather large cheese plant also seems to like them. I hope you find this useful

    Wayne

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    Hi April.

    I started to suffer with this when i first retired. When i was working I did not notice the changing seasons that much because i was very busy at my job. To relieve my sense of utter meaningless I resorted to listening to all the music I enjoyed but did not have the time to listen to when I was working. With my earphones on I could listen to all the great composers and all the best in modern music. I loved it, and it helped me enormously.

    So now, when i feel at bit low, I listen to MY Music. Try it. It may help

    Cheers

    G

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    Many thanks for your reply . I love music especially classical pieces find it is very calming kind regards April

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    Hi April,

    I also experience this. I've found that the thing that works for me is to use a sun bed for about 3-6 minutes once a week during the winter months (I went in one of those stand up pods - not sure if the stand up or lying down ones would make a difference here). A sun bed is not something I thought I'd ever use, but a family member recommended it to me as she has the same issue. I've found it helps a lot over winter and would highly recommend it to you.

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