“I have used a small SAD lamp for many years now, and realise I need LOTS of natural daylight as part of my self healing regime.
SAD or seasonal affective disorder affects many people worldwide, most notably in countries furthest away from the Equator. Lack of natural daylight can induce a number of symptoms , mostly in winter, but in some sufferers all year round, including:
- Sleeping more than usual
- Cravings for carbohydrates
- Difficulty in concentrating
- Decreased libido…
I use my SAD lamp at various intervals throughout the year, beginning a treatment programme with an hour or so early in the day, then adjusting as needed. I find it best to use the lamp in the morning, otherwise I feel too wide awake at bedtime.”
A little extract from my memoir/self help book
Happily, I have had no need of my SAD lamp since Friday, as the sun came out in all its glory!
The temperature remained in the high teens for five whole days, and I sat outside as much as possible.
I am incredibly thankful for these sunny days, as the Donegal weather is somewhat unpredictable…
Last May, I wrote about my experience with basal cell carcinoma in Put on your SPF! Thankfully, I have had no recurrences, but I am ever mindful of wearing sunscreen not only on these sunny, spring days, but throughout the year.
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