I must say that Spring is my favorite season and I love to see how the leaves of the trees sprout and grow thick eventually. I even more like it when I see the bright day through my window when I get up in the morning. The feeling of tiredness and craving for longer sleep are not getting in the way now than in the winter. I go to work at 7am or 8am and it’s not dark anymore. It only means the day is getting longer. I love it!
However, there’s a reverse of the situation because I noticed that I’ve been feeling drowsy and sluggish when I come home that I otherwise don’t feel in the winter. There were times that I went to bed right when I came home from work because my eyes were heavy to bear and would fall off any moment. And it was only around 5:30pm-6:00pm! I tried to get rid of it and thought of starting with my belly dancing afternoon exercise again but my body seemed to be lacking in energy to even insert the DVD into the player.
Incidentally, the local newspaper had featured a topic about depression and sleep in relation to springtime. Little did I know that the sun has something to do with my drowsiness until I’d read the article. I discovered that I was not alone in this situation. Many even get depressed of sunlight and resort to some form of therapy. I, on the other hand, don’t fall into this category – yet. But hubby said that if ever I’d feel depressed I should talk to him so that we both would be depressed, haha! When people fall into depression on early spring, it’s the effect of SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. To overcome my sleepiness, I followed the trick of someone in the newspaper to drink coffee and do physical activity.
I don’t like the brewed coffee here because it’s too strong for me. I go for instant coffee instead, but there are no cafés serving instant coffee. I decided to take caffe-latté the other day for a kick-off try to prevent SAD. I had it twice that day. But the result – I couldn’t sleep that night. Ack! It was the worst sleeping problem I ever had. I ended up having four hours of sleep, which is not good at all.