1. Seasonal depression is not a lie
There is actually a name for it, it’s Seasonal Affective Disorder, and it occurs in Winter because the days are shorter and darker. We often wake up for work when it’s still dark outside and come back home at night, because night comes earlier too.
That has an effect on our mental health since it makes us feel tired, sleepy and changes our appetite. It also makes us feel more apathetic – we usually lose interest in things, don’t feel motivated and can get to a point where we feel kind of hopeless.
Winter also makes us want to avoid social situations, which just increases the feeling of seasonal depression. There are many effects of cold weather on health, but the psychological ones seem to be ignored too often when they affect a big percentage of the population.
So, if you are feeling down during winter time, try to pull yourself up, exercise and if needed go see a therapist. Mental health deterioration is no joke, no matter what the cause may be.
2. Your eyes might get dry
Dry eyes are just one of the many ways winter affects your health. The symptoms might include itchiness and an upsetting burning feeling, this means that your eyes aren’t producing enough tears.
Some people suffer from this problem during the whole year, but it tends to get way worse during the cold season, because of the cold in the streets and because of air conditioners. The air those devices expel is usually cold and dry, which will worsen your eye problem.
Fortunately, it is easy to fight, as you have artificial tears available. As an alternative, you can see your doctor and he will prescribe you some stronger eye drops, but this is only necessary in more extreme cases.