This is Melissa K, one of Dustin’s contributors.
For those of you in the Midwest winter is quickly approaching. For me that means wanting to sleep a lot more, massive carb cravings, weight gain, anxiety and agitation, low motivation and feeling easily overwhelmed. Why do I feel like this when the days get colder and darker? I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It mostly affects adult women who live near the poles (ex. upper US and Canada). People with mild symptoms are said to have the Winter Blues.