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Is it worth buying a SAD lamp?

If you suspect you get Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), then maybe the thought has crossed your mind of investing in a SAD lamp, but wondered whether it’s worth it?

SAD, or winter depression, is triggered by reduced exposure to sunlight, and those who are affected, tend to feel it coming on around the clocks going back, and the days getting shorter. It’s thought around one in three people notice the winter blues – where they feel more tired in the mornings, notice a drop in mood, and have less energy to get things done. Read more

The REAL reason you wake up feeling exhausted.

Do you wake up in the morning feeling exhausted, even though you went to bed at a reasonable time?  Then you find yourself mentally calculating how many hours you’ve had, telling yourself tonight will be an earlier night.

Waking up feeling tired before the day’s even started has to be one of the most frustrating things.  Motivation isn’t there to get things done, the urge for sugar and carbs is high, and you feel like you’re in go-slow mode. Read more

What To Do If You’re Feeling ‘Political Depression’

I want to make this really clear.

Despite the title, this article is not about politics. Nor is it about telling you to “get over it, and move on”. Goodness, if someone had said that to me shortly after Brexit, I think I would have metaphorically punched them!

Rather, this article is about how to keep your mental health in check in the aftermath of the election result and beyond. Read more

Is it our fault that we are addicted to smart phones?

Yesterday evening as I was reading in bed, my husband Ben was downstairs watching TV. A thought crossed my mind of something I needed to ask him, and rather than leave the warmth and comfort of my bed, I reached for my phone instead to text him.

Now, for anyone who owns an iphone, you may have received the usual notification this week with a reminder that a new software update is ready to be installed. Read more