S.A.D. In The Summer?

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Think of "seasonal affective disorder" (SAD), and your mind goes to winter, but did you know there's also a summer version? Both are caused by seasonal changes in this case, light and heat that can disrupt the internal clock responsible for your sleep and hormones. If light's your issue, stay inside as much as you can, or try to force your body into a strict pattern: half hour of light each morning around 6:30am and a consistent bedtime. For heat, crank the AC and take cool baths. Since SAD is annual, see your doctor next spring to ask how to proactively treat your blues, according to Norman Rosenthal, M.D., author of Winter Blues and the psychiatrist who first researched SAD. (Women's Health)