SAD (Seasonal affective disorder)

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Hi Everyone,

​I know its only autumn but I have started to prepare myself for when I get SAD as we put the clocks back on Sunday 25th (02:00) and its getting darker. I have got one of those lamps that replicate sundown and sunrise as I find it helps me especially getting up in the morning.

​Anyone else starting to prepare?

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    I hate the time change! I really don't like the dark so it's always hard for me to adjust. May I ask what you usually do to cope?
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      I normally just plod through the winter but this year I'm going to try and appreciate it a bit more as time is short (now I'm cracking on).

      ​I've got one of those lamps that I set as an alarm so it simulates the sunrise for when I get up each morning. I was thinking of getting a lightbox that are supposed to lift your mood.

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    Yes forrest,

    I hate the clocks changing. Don't see what it is all for really.

    I find my body takes at least a week to adjust twice yearly.

    What about a SAD lamp? I used to use one years ago when i lived alone but it did not fit in with family life and kids. It was a big heavy one, but they are making them cheaper and easier now.

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    Hi

    ​I hate winter nights its cold and dark and theres nothing to do. Its hard to get motivated especially in the morning I just want to stop in bed and hide under the blankets.

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