Sundowning

If you’ve ever had a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, you’ve probably heard the term “sundowning”. Generally, people who deal with this sad disease get progressively worse as the sun begins to go down.

Now that I think about it, babies and toddlers tend to do that as well, don’t they? The dreaded “witching hour” which always seems to hit at supper time.

I’ve realized over the past several months that depression and anxiety flare up as the sun starts to go down. At least mine does. And especially at “that time” of the month. I can sometimes tell what time it is based on my mood. And it’s not a physical tiredness, exactly. It’s just an overwhelming feeling of being dragged down.

I haven’t figured out the solution yet. I wonder if changing the timing of my medications or supplements would make a difference? I do like it, though, when I can find regularities in my swings. It helps me to be better prepared. Sometimes. 😉

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