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How to cope with the autumn blues?

Autumn blues is not a diagnosis. It often goes away on its own, they told RIA Novosti at the Center for Sleep Medicine at Moscow State University. It’s rainy and slushy outside, and there are a lot of tasks at work that you have lost the habit of during the holidays. Recommendations from psychologists and somnologists on how to cope with seasonal mood swings and despondency are especially useful now.
How to cope with the autumn blues?

The autumn blues are a common reaction of the body to seasonal changes, doctors say. Daylight hours are decreasing, and so is vitality. “The quality of sleep and mood deteriorate in autumn-winter period and affective disorder, a seasonal depression, occurs, which is also associated with a lack of sunlight. About ten percent of people are very sensitive to this,” describes Alexander Kalinkin, head of the Center for Sleep Medicine at the Medical Research and Educational Center of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Vitamin D and fresh air

Vitamin D gives a feeling of joy and enhances mood, and is produced with the help of sunlight. Do not close the blinds at work, ventilate a room more often, and go out on breaks. Taking vitamin D orally should also help.

Clean eating and more water

Now is the perfect time for natural vitamins, eat more fruits and vegetables. Nutritionists do not recommend getting carried away with fatty, fried foods and overloading the digestive system, this will only worsen the problem with drowsiness.

Brain training and more work

You can't relax. Start learning something new, sign up for a course, take on a new project, or just solve puzzles and math school problems. Train your memory, logic, reading speed; strengthen your brain to make it easier to endure seasonal adaptations.

Source: https://ria.ru/20230911/depressiya-1894575534.html

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