Struggling to catch spring fever?

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5 Ways to Alleviate SAD Symptoms

Trees budding, tulips blooming, and birds chirping – all sure signs that spring is finally here.

What’s that? You’re just not feeling it?

Psychiatrist Norman Rosenthal, MD, author of Winter Blues, estimates 6 per cent of adults experience a debilitating depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a mood disorder in which people experience a serious mood change thought to be relatAed to seasonal variations in light. They may sleep too much, have little energy, and may also feel depressed. Another 16 per cent of the population experience milder “Winter Blues”.

Don’t be SAD and let the sunshine in!

Low-light conditions tell the body to produce melatonin, which makes you feel drowsy. People with mild SAD symptoms can benefit from making a few changes in their lives:

  1. Enjoy your lunch or coffee on a sunny step or park bench.
  2. Rearrange your furniture so that you frequently sit near a window.
  3. Keep your curtains open during the day.
  4. Get your trees pruned, clearing away branches that block sunlight.
  5. Get your windows cleaned, dramatically improving the light quality in your home.

If symptoms don’t improve, be sure to seek out some professional help. For more information, visit

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Patrice Métivier is an experienced window cleaner and savvy businessman, now serving residential and commercial clients in Calgary, AB.