Avoiding Mild Depression
If you are prone to mood swings and mild depression, then commit to maintaining a stable lifestyle:
- Go to sleep at the same time daily (even on weekends).
- Eat a diet rich in nutrients and avoid processed foods.
- Exercise daily.
- Control stress
- Use alcohol with caution
- Use special wavelength light bulbs in the winter, sunless months, that mimic sunlight
Quick tip: If you take medication to stabilize your blood pressure, consider taking it before bedtime. A recent study suggests that blood pressure (systolic) dips during sleep were associated with reduced risk of cardiac events.