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Stay strong. Seasonal affective disorder is here.

#1
We are close to the last quarter of the year. How many of you suffer from S.A.D? I do, but I will stay strong for you all and hope you will do the same for me. It makes me feel relief that someone else out there is hanging tough. Let's make it through the year strong!
 

seabird

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#3
As the days shorten & I see more hours of darkness out the windows, I'd much appreciate help. I'd be pleased to be of help to others as well.
 
#4
As the days shorten & I see more hours of darkness out the windows, I'd much appreciate help. I'd be pleased to be of help to others as well.
I agree, thats why I come back to these forums all the time. We all need any help and support we could get. It sure is a struggle, but as long as we go to sleep and wake up the next day then we are winning. I've been thinking how I can break out of this S.A.D cycle too. Maybe I just need to create happy memories this time of the year, a good enough memory that hopefully by next year, will overshadow the negative feelings I have around this time. I will need to plan something on Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
 

seabird

meandering home 🦢☔️
SF Supporter
#5
That's a good idea I like it very much. Reminded me that I have a goal of a certain event run for October. I could set more plans in place for winter. It's usually January & February that get to me the worst.
 
#6
That's a good idea I like it very much. Reminded me that I have a goal of a certain event run for October. I could set more plans in place for winter. It's usually January & February that get to me the worst.
I feel a bit more uplifted thinking about it. Normally I do nothing. But planning to create your own memories is a first for me. Mindstorming ideas will be a good distraction. Winter bleeds into Jan and Feb.. but the good thing is you have new years in Jan and Feb is the shortest month 😄
 

seabird

meandering home 🦢☔️
SF Supporter
#7
The summer has definitely ended. Any helpful ideas & suggestions about withstanding being scared of the dark much appreciated.
 

Lady Wolfshead

Freethinker at large
#8
I had a light (I think it was called a Daylight) for SAD. My psychiatrist wanted me to try it. It was very soothing but exacerbated my rosacea. I strongly recommend it if you can afford one. I ended up passing mine to an acquaintance with SAD and she absolutely loved it and said it was like lying on the beach every morning. It was about the size of large laptop screen (17") and was bright white light.
 

Anchorchain

Well-Known Member
#9
OK, does anyone know will a florescent light with tubes advertised to shine with a light spectrum equivalent to daylight serve as a treatment for SAD? I'm told that lights specifically marketed for SAD are pricey but my local Ace Hardware carries florescent tubes that claim to mimic sunlight and they don't significantly differ in price compared to conventional florescent light tubes.
I think I'll buy a pair, put 'em into a shoplight and see what happens.........
 

seabird

meandering home 🦢☔️
SF Supporter
#10
Good question.
Found this:
https://www.makegreatlight.com/abou...-vs-natural-light-an-analysis-of-benefits/amp
"In order to count as full-spectrum, the CRI score for a bulb must be 95 or higher, and it has to have a color temperature of 6500k"
...
"Fluorescent lights are known to increase cancer risk as well as creating a negative effect on the skin. This includes both premature aging and wrinkling. This type of light can exacerbate pre-existing skin conditions, as well."
 
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Anchorchain

Well-Known Member
#11
Good question.
Found this:
https://www.makegreatlight.com/abou...-vs-natural-light-an-analysis-of-benefits/amp
"In order to count as full-spectrum, the CRI score for a bulb must be 95 or higher, and it has to have a color temperature of 6500k"
...
"Fluorescent lights are known to increase cancer risk as well as creating a negative effect on the skin. This includes both premature aging and wrinkling. This type of light can exacerbate pre-existing skin conditions, as well."
Very instructive information, seabird. Thank you!
 

seabird

meandering home 🦢☔️
SF Supporter
#12
A little over a week of September left. It seems this month always disappears so fast. I'm going to spend as much time outside while there's still bright, warm sunshine, as I can.
 

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