I have SAD and I was born on June 23rd.
Gam - you were born the day after me!!
Marlee.. that's interesting... winter sun gives me a raging headache too!!
Sleepybug, Happy b-day next month, Hmmm?? Summer SAD, very interesting.
Well, Danielle, in my "perfect world" it would be 78 degrees with low humidity, with the sun shining from 6:00 a.m-9:00 p.m - aside from summer allergies, I'm at my very best from late Apr-mid Sept. I don't like it when its really hot and humid either.
I also think that aside from the lack of sunshine, the lack of color is part of the disorder... just a little add on thought.
Hmmm... interesting concept, about the Vit. D. I'll have to look into that.
Patsie, I'm a huge nature nut, I've been a member of the Audabon Society for about 25 years, I'm a big time bird watcher. I plan trips around bird migrations. I also do nature photography as one of my hobbies. We have a beautiful state park here, with an awsome nature center.
I don't get out much in the winter if I can help it.. well at least this year. This has been the first winter I haven't been working in many many years, as long as the temps are below 30 degrees I perfer to be inside. But I feed and watch the birds year round.
Cool Patsie!! Glad to know I've got another bird brain (as I call fellow bird watchers) around here!! Sounds like you have a wonderful place!! One thing I'll say about a snowy day, is there's nothing more beautiful than a cardinal with a fresh snowfall on the trees and ground.
Thanks, everyone, for helping me out with my little experiment/survey. I think there's something to the lack of sunshine, warmth and color here in the icy north and our symptoms.
Hugs all around,
I've always thought I had S.A.D. but I have never brought it up to my doctor. Spring has always been my favorite season. I just can't wait! I have always been more depressed in Winter. The only thing I look forward to is lighting fires in the fireplace, the first beautiful snowfall, & feeding/watching all the different birds that come to my feeders. Wow, seems like winter should be over by now, that was alot!
I really get bummed and just don't want to go anywhere. I live like a hermit thru Winter! I would probably feel much better if I would force myself to getting out and doing more things, but I just don't want to. Give me a hot cup of tea, a fireplace, & a good book and I'm good!
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