Even for those who do not suffer a mood disorder, some decline in mood can occur during colder weather, during longer nights and sometimes when we set our clocks ahead and back. Feelings of sadness, hopelessness or anxiety may manifest, along with disruptions in sleep, leaving one fatigued and irritable. Limited exposure to sunshine can produce depressive symptoms by disrupting our circadian rhythms. Fortunately, natural treatments have a very high rate of success. The combination of the following approaches may provide relief and offer a safe, natural, and effective alternative to the use of prescription antidepressant drugs.