The months right before spring are often the longest of the year. With snow still pummeling much of the country and ice-cold temperatures still settling in, many experience exhaustion or, “Winter Fatigue.”
Winter fatigue settles in after the holidays with our body producing more melatonin in response to less sunshine and more gloom. Mayo Clinic states that Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) hits hardest during the long, winter months. From the biological clock to a drop in serotonin and melatonin levels, the human body craves the vitamin D that sunshine provides.