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Sunshine acts like an addictive drug and has a similar effect on the body as heroin, scientists claim.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun stimulate the production of endorphins, ''feel good'' hormones that act on the same biological pathway as opioid drugs, research shows.
''This information might serve as a valuable means of educating people to curb excessive sun exposure in order to limit skin cancer risk as well as accelerated skin ageing that occurs with repeated sun exposure.
an opioid-blocking drug, naloxone. Abruptly denied the drug-like effects of UV, they suffered an array of withdrawal symptoms, including shaking, tremors and teeth chattering.
Vitamin D is produced by your skin in response to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from natural sunlight.
Have you ever had withdrawal symptoms when going cold turkey from sun exposure?
Yep. Every winter and rainy day. Brain in a fog, depressed, lethargic, cranky.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that tends to occur (and recur) as the days grow shorter in the fall and winter. It is believed that affected people react adversely to the decreasing amounts of sunlight and the colder temperatures as the fall and winter progress
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, winter blues, summer depression, summer blues, or seasonal depression, was considered a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer.
Too much sun is obviously not good for us though, with the possibility of skin cancer, premature skin aging, etc.