Bagoy's Florist and Home

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Fighting SAD with Beautiful Flowers

By Chanda Mines on December 31, 2016 in Flower Power, Flowers. 0 Comments

For those of us living in the Anchorage area, winter means noticeably shorter days and longer, colder nights. For many people, this can mean an onset of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression which recurs seasonally, with its most severe symptoms occurring in the depth of winter. The disruption of circadian rhythms, as well as a drop in serotonin and melatonin levels, can lead to difficulty sleeping (or oversleeping), anxiety, fatigue, Irritability, social withdrawal, hopelessness, and feelings of guilt or worthlessness.  The disorder may be a fact of life for many people in Alaska, but there are ways to combat the syndrome. At Bagoy's Flowers & Home, we believe in the power of flowers to combat sadness, and we have science on our side.  Read More about Fighting SAD with Beautiful Flowers