What happens when the clocks change?
This is something I have experienced over a number of years. People talk about SAD – Seasonal Affected Disorder and you don’t always relate it to yourself.
My symptoms are relatively mild but without a doubt I am aware of mood changes as the seasons change. I am a spring and summer girl. The lack of light and sunshine really does impact me.
Luckily, there are some easy solutions. First, up your vitamin D3 intake. In winter, this means supplements (Solgar, Viridian and Natures Aid to name a few). Alternatively, take a long holiday where there is sunshine at this time of year... But back to reality D3 makes a significant difference for me.
Sleep is essential for our overall well-being. For most people it’s not long before they feel the effects of poor sleep habits.
Typical lack of sleep responses that I recognise are:
Long term impact of poor sleep patterns
In October, we get a precious extra hour in bed so enjoy that extra hour and snuggle down for some more precious sleep…
How do I get my extra hour of sleep?
If your little ones stick to a routine you may feel your extra hour is at risk. Get them to go to bed a little later in the days leading up to the clock change. Ensure they get plenty of outdoor exercise too. This gives them exposure to more light and therefore helps them stay awake a bit longer.
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