Dealing with the Winter Blues? How Energy B12 Patches Can Help
Many of us experience mild changes with the seasons, especially winter. Fatigue and stress, sleepiness, trouble sleeping - the list goes on. Feeling cold and tired, sad or stressed, or having a lack of energy also go hand-in-hand with that bummer mid-winter feeling.
It’s no fun to feel cheerless during such a cheerful season. If you’re asking yourself, “Why am I so tired in the winter?” you might be missing some valuable nutrients in your diet, causing you to feel extra blue during certain months of the year.
The signs of the Winter Blues can also be symptoms of a more serious issue called Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you’re noticing these symptoms and they interfere with your daily life, talk to your doctor or primary physician. This article is not meant to diagnose or treat any condition.
When you’ve ruled out serious issues with your doctor, it might be time to check out an Energy Patch to use during the winter months. Learn more about how B12 Patches can make winter more bearable along with a few other expert tricks for getting through the season.
Why Am I So Tired in the Winter?
Sunlight has a huge effect on our sleep cycles. When the days are shorter during the winter, your body may have trouble adjusting to the change. Less sunlight also causes your brain to produce more melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep.
In addition to that, winter makes us feel more comfortable snuggling in bed and avoiding the outside world. You don’t need to cut out all indoor relaxation, but be aware that sleeping too much and avoiding exercise both exacerbate the Winter Blues. You’re likely to feel more sluggish and fatigued when you oversleep or sit inside without exercise.
Instead of going full-on hibernation mode, if you’re especially prone to feeling blue in the winter, just a few small changes might be the extra boost you need to keep yourself busy, energetic, and excited all winter long. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to beat the Winter Blues.
Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
Tired of feeling cold and tired? Does it seem like your bedtime just keeps creeping closer to 6 PM? Or are you getting more than enough sleep but still waking up exhausted, stressed, and melancholy?
We’ve been there. Try out our favorite tips for tackling the Winter Blues and see what changes you can make in your daily routine.
1. Try B12 Patches
B12 is an essential nutrient for supporting cells and helps prevent anemia-induced fatigue. It’s abundant in meats and fish like beef, liver, chicken, trout, salmon, and tuna. You can also find it in some fortified breakfast cereals, most dairy products, eggs, and leafy greens. Some of us don’t get enough B12 in our diets naturally, and others of us get the recommended amount but can use a little extra during the darker winter months.
Adding a B12 Patch to your routine is a simple, effortless way to improve your B12 levels and feel more energized when winter comes around. At OnMi, our Energy Patches come with a blend of vitamin B12 working in combination with:
- Panax Ginseng to fight fatigue
- Kola Nut, a natural source of caffeine with anti-inflammatory properties, and
- Guarana to reduce fatigue, boost energy, and aid in memory
Our team chose these ingredients for their impact on your energy levels, making it the best energy patch to use in the winter when you start to feel your energy decrease.
2. Add in Some Exercise
The last thing you want to do when you’re feeling low energy, stressed, or sleepy is to hit the street for a jog or head to the gym. Unfortunately, it’s exactly what you need. But the good news is that winter brings around a whole new list of exciting activities that work as exercise!
If you live in a snowy city or cold-weather capital, try out ice skating, skiing, or even sledding. You can have fun with friends and get your blood pumping at the same time - what’s not to love?
Alternatively, if your town doesn’t get much winter weather but you still feel the blues of early evenings, try heading to a gym for jogs around the track, weight lifting, or swimming. A gym membership also isn’t necessary for exercise - there are plenty of at-home workouts you can find online, or taking a quick walk or bike around the neighborhood can serve the same purpose as well. Still struggling to get yourself out of your cozy bed? Ask a friend to join - you can catch up and work on your cardio simultaneously.
Once you start to get out more for exercise, you may notice yourself feeling less groggy, bummed out, or low energy. Working out isn’t just a way to beat the Winter Blues, it works all year-round to get you out of a funk, so give it a try.
3. Assess Your Sleep Habits
Sleep can affect your mood more than you may realize. When you’re holed up inside for a few months, it might seem like you’re good to go since you’re sleeping and relaxing as much as possible. However, too much sleep or too little sleep can have the same effect.
Take a look at your sleep habits to check whether you’re getting the appropriate amount of sleep. It differs from person to person, but most adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
Make sure you’re in the right range. If you’re struggling to get enough sleep, try changing your routine with a regular bedtime, leaving your electronics out of the bedroom to avoid distractions, and exercising daily to manage your sleep cycle. You might also benefit from adding a Sleep Patch to give yourself a serving of natural ingredients chosen to support relaxation and rest.
When too much sleep is the issue, work on your morning and bedtime routine, keep up your sleep schedule even on weekends, and try not to hit the snooze button.
As with other seasonal symptoms, it’s best to discuss sleep issues with your doctor. Changes in your sleep cycle can be a sign of more serious issues and should be checked out by a licensed health professional.
Make Your Winter Brighter with OnMi
You deserve to enjoy winter at its fullest, not dread the moment the temperatures drop or you hear a winter jingle. We’re almost to the end of the season this year with Daylight Savings right around the corner, but it’s not too late to add OnMi to your routine and enjoy the last few months.
Try out our Energy B12 Patch, made with a serving of B12 and other fatigue-fighting ingredients to fend off your Winter Blues this year. And, add a Sleep Patch to the mix to ensure you get the well-deserved rest you need to finish the winter off strong.
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