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Cannabis and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

seasonal affective disorder
seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to the changing of the seasons from fall to winter and that lasts throughout the winter until spring. It is believed the shortening of daylight hours is the main cause of SAD which results in an abundance of symptoms such as a depressive mood, insomnia, anxiety, loss of interest in general activities, weight gain and a general feeling of being lethargic among others. Light therapy is often the main treatment for SAD, however, cannabis has long been known to help elevate the mood of those who find themselves in this situation and it not uncommon for them to buy weed online from their favourite online dispensary in Canada to help combat this condition.

Increasing levels of serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine are the main goals of prescription medication when dealing with SAD. Studies have shown that some cannabinoids can also prompt anti-depressant behaviours and through low or micro-dosing, can control symptoms almost immediately. Treatment with cannabis higher in CBD is generally recommended, however, some budtenders from various cannabis shops—both brick and mortar and online marijuana dispensaries have clients who have been battling this disorder for years and these clients have found that substituting a micro-dose of CBD with THC at a certain point in their day works best for them. As another remedy for SAD is exercise, those who choose to incorporate a micro-dose of THC within their CBD routine find that it helps elevate their mood just enough to power through a workout prompting the body to naturally release endocannabinoids improving their mood and appetite and providing general overall physical relief.

Abstaining from alcohol is also recommended for those suffering from SAD. Alcohol has long been known to be a depressant, meaning it slows down brain function and neural activity. Anxiety is a major symptom of SAD and any brick and mortar cannabis shop, mail order marijuana outlet or online marijuana dispensary can tell you that anxiety can be eased by cannabis while alcohol only tends to exacerbate this condition. Light therapy, where you are exposed to high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps similar to those used in a grow-op where the light spectrum duplicates or mimics natural outdoor light, is also recommended for those with SAD. A consistent sleep schedule is also suggested as not only does it help with regular symptoms of depression, it can also help maximize time spent out and about during natural daylight hours.

Thought it may seem trivial to some, seasonal affective disorder is by no means inconsequential and it affects a great number of people. Brick and mortar cannabis shops, mail order marijuana outlets or online marijuana dispensaries have seen their fair share of people who suffer from this disorder and can provide some assistance. Whether you choose to buy weed online or locally, buy edibles online to help control your symptoms or use tinctures, online dispensaries in Canada have many products and consumption alternatives to choose from.

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