With the change of season, feelings of depression are often accompanied by dark thoughts. This results in low morale and a loss of motivation, but that isn’t all! In the winter, many people feel tired, stressed or depressed. What are the triggers for these feelings and, more importantly, how can they be cured naturally?
This article explores the health benefits of treating seasonal depression with a selection of homeopathic and natural products, along with tips you can use right now in order to improve your well-being in everyday life.
What are the effects of seasonal depression?
Characterized by feeling low and experiencing mood swings, seasonal depression occurs partly because of stressful events or tiring situations. Not to mention Canada’s long winter!
This issue is very often linked to the lack of natural light, since the days are shorter. We already know that there are large variations in the secretion of various hormones, depending on the time of day. This is the case with melatonin, which helps to regulate our biological clock, a hormone dependent on our exposure to daylight. You are then much more likely to experience fatigue, and this can manifest itself as soon as you wake up.
Also, seasonal depression and sleep are closely linked. Insomnia is a problem that affects many people. It results in a decrease in the quantity and quality of sleep (difficulty falling asleep, waking during the night, waking early in the morning). The issues of insomnia and waking at night are some of the well-known symptoms of depressive episodes. Indeed, worries and thoughts tend to take over your life. They prevent you from falling asleep easily and from sleeping properly.
Finally, the pace of life and its many obligations encourage the development of so-called stress-based conditions. Stress is a bodily reaction to certain stressors or particular events which occur in your professional or personal life. This condition gets worse in periods of depression and these symptoms can poison your daily life.
To remedy these “seasonal affective disorders” and promote inner peace, calm and serenity, here is our selection of anti-stress remedies.
How can we prevent it?
To overcome these problems, there are some homeopathic remedies or very effective natural solutions.
Fatigue 4g Pellets, to help you reduce the symptoms of deficiency such as nervous fatigue, restlessness and tiredness. They will help lessen your exhaustion. They act in harmony with your body to increase your physical and intellectual resistance.
These granules will give you the energy to get through the season, despite the lack of light. They are a natural alternative to caffeine and help to increase physical and intellectual resistance!
Insomnia 4g Pellets, a complex entirely composed of remedies with naturally calming and sedative properties. These granules will help you attain restful, peaceful and deep sleep. They will relieve associated symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, fatigue or moodiness, which are felt several times a day.
Another alternative: Passiflora Insomnia Drops from the Homeocan Professional range. As we have seen, insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep or getting enough sleep. It can severely hinder activities during the day, affecting your attention span, making you feel irritable and even causing memory problems.
Stress 4g Pellets to reduce the effects of stress. They are the homeopathic answer to fighting restlessness, physical anxiety and even nervous insomnia.
Oligocan Magnesium Complex: Magnesium is closely involved in cell function as well as in the main metabolic reactions of the human body. As a result, it plays an extensive role in energy production. It also plays a role in the immune system to combat stress of any kind. It helps to promote the return to a normal state of “internal tension.”
This is why it is particularly recommended for cases of seasonal depression, mild anxiety, nervousness and stress. These conditions are frequently the consequence or cause of temporary fatigue, for which magnesium is also very effective.
Tips for improving your well-being in everyday life!
To improve your condition and increase your well-being in everyday life, we’ll give you three simple and natural tips you can easily adopt.
If the lack of light plays a big role in your mood, it’s important to get fresh air whenever the opportunity arises, since leaving in the morning when it’s dark and then coming home at night in the dark is also not great for your mood. So, get outside for at least 30 minutes to one hour a day when the sun is at its strongest and you’ll get a decent amount of natural light. Go for a walk each weekend.
It is advisable to exercise, as it is always beneficial for your health. This increases the brain’s production of endorphins, chemicals which help relieve transient depression or the blues. And to make it more fun, choose an outdoor activity!
Relax at the end of the day!
Enjoy the benefits of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils to relax at the end of the day or before going to bed. Some of them are indispensable for helping to improve your mood when you suffer from seasonal depression. Sweet Orange Pure Essential Oil is great for calming you down and helping you fall asleep, and True Lavender Essential Oil helps restore balance to the nervous system and encourages relaxation.