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The main theory is that a lack of sunlight might stop a part of the brain called the hypothalamus working properly, which may affect the:	production of melatonin – melatonin is a hormone that makes you feel sleepy; in people with SAD, the body may produce it in higher than normal levels 	production of serotonin – serotonin is a hormone that affects your mood, appetite and sleep; a lack of sunlight may lead to lower serotonin levels, which is linked to feelings of depression 	body's internal clock (circadian rhythm) – your body uses sunlight to time various important functions, such as when you wake up, so lower light levels during the winter may disrupt your body clock and lead to symptoms of SAD  Symptoms of SAD can include:	a persistent low mood 	a loss of pleasure or interest in normal everyday activities 	irritability 	feelings of despair, guilt and worthlessness 	feeling lethargic (lacking in energy) and sleepy during the day 	sleeping for longer than normal and finding it hard to get up in the morning 	craving carbohydrates and gaining weight  Sip one cup of this blend from the hour of 12pm and another cup around 6pm.Take prior to meals. Botanicals: Agus Castus, Blue Vervain, Nettle, Holy Basil, Lemongrass, Sage Power tip: eat a high chlorophyll diet, create space in to breathe daily, walk for 30mins daily, create structure for weekly self care rituals.