Feeling sluggish, foggy or depressed can often happen during the cold winter months.
People often struggle with gloom, lethargy and food cravings during winter.
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Some people, like Churchill, struggle with winter gloom, lethargy, food cravings and the urge to curl up on the couch with a plate of cookies and a Snuggie until the lilacs bloom. “Winter blues” is one term for the milder form of this funk. More severe depression, strong enough to interfere with work, sleep or other functioning and possibly warrant clinical help, was identified in the 1980s as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.