Record cloudy January affects our mood

[KARE 11, Jan. 30, 2020]  If you’re missing the sun, you’re not alone. This has been the gloomiest January on record for the Twin Cities. Records began at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus Climate Observatory in 1963. 

“Scientifically, we know that sunlight is important for mind, body, health. So when we don’t get sun, it certainly can, I believe there is some evidence, that it can bring us down,” said Dr. Cheryl Bemel, a licensed psychologist with Allina Health. 

Dr. Bemel said she tells her patients to embrace the weather and go outside.

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