“Falling back” with Daylight Saving Time may be nice for anyone not eager to get out of bed and get to work, but there’s a dark side.*
According to a new study, the additional hour of darkness in the evening can be difficult for people to handle, especially if they are prone to depression, CNN reported.
Psychiatrist Norman Rosenthal told CNN the best response is to find ways to get more light in your life—literally. Among his recommendations are taking a morning walk, investing in light boxes or additional lamps in your home, or planning a winter vacation to somewhere sunny.
Planning and anticipating a vacation is a mood booster, according to a previous study in 2010, and if your destination is sunny (and maybe even sandy), all the better.
Need ideas? We’ve got tons.
Book one of these overwater bungalows for a decadent excursion, or book these out-of-the-way Caribbean hotels for a crowd-free getaway, head to one of the best Caribbean islands, or book an all-inclusive package at an adults-only resort and get some quiet and relaxation while you soak up some sun.