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does anyone deal with SAD syndrome. The seasonal affective disorder that in caused mainly by winter and darkness?  how do you cope?  Would like to help my friend with this.




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      UK Girl wrote Jan 19, 2011
    • My former husband was very badly effected by this and I bought this amazing alarm clock and can I say it helped 100 % it might seem expensive but it’s worth every penny.

      In a nutshell the light gradually comes on before the alarm goes off and so your gently woken and you wake up naturally - you need to sleep in a very darkened room - I bought black out blinds - it also helps with your body clock .......
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      Hope this helps but everyone I have recommended this to has been very grateful as it made a huge difference


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      Mzd3 wrote Jan 19, 2011
    • Great info...I will pass it on!




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 19, 2011
    • I probably do, as it seems to affect the fibromyalgia more in my case, winter is a very bad time for me so I stock up on foods that contain more Vitamin D, which we need and is absorbed through the eye..I have heard that heat lamps are also helpful as long as one is careful with it..hope this helps a little.happy




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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 19, 2011
    • I struggle with it.  Last year I put the lamp beside my bed on a timer so that it was already on when I woke up, so that I was waking up to light instead of dark.  Helped a little.  I’ve been taking Vitamin D for the past 10 months or so and I think that has helped more than anything else I’ve ever tried.




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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 19, 2011
    • Marya, Vit D is absorbed thru the skin from sunshine.  And the paler your skin, the less you absorb.




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      UK Girl wrote Jan 19, 2011
    • Actually Tulip that’s a god idea having a lamp on a timer




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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 19, 2011
    • Vicki, I looked at those alarm clocks like you were talking about  and then decided a timer from the hardware store was MUCH more in my budget.

      Getting a few of those “natural sunlight” type lightbulbs helps too.  Those aren’t cheap either, but they help.




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      Kyah wrote Jan 19, 2011
    • I remember someone mentioning sun lamps were good, spend like an hour a day under one.




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      Linda Joyner wrote Jan 19, 2011
    • i don’t know if i do or not, but i know because of my bone problems i sleep alot in the winter time and i hurt so bad because of the cold weather that i hibernate like a bear... i need quiet, dark, and warmth..




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      Cathie Beck wrote Jan 20, 2011
    • My doc put me on Vit D3 drops not for the SAD syndrome, but for it’s healing benefits. I have heard that lack of Vit D3 is a reason for SAD. The sun’s further away in winter and it is weaker so we absorb less of it. The day light spectrum lights in my house works for me and my plants during the winter. They cost more but are worth it, along with the Vit D3.  

      Cathie




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      Cocofix41 wrote Jan 20, 2011
    • Very intersting info! Im a paley myself its no wonder my vit d is so low now im taking more Vit D.




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      Rose Nino wrote Jan 21, 2011
    • She may want to try some Ageless Actives from Isagenix. It's like getting 4 hrs in direct sunlight in just one capsule. I've included a video that talks a little more about it, although it's more focus on Antiaging...I love this! I also love that Isagenix uses the highest  quality of everything in there products. The coQ10 and calcium are 800 x's more absorbable & the Resveratrol benefits are like having 40 glasses of wine. Over all, just an amazing product!

      Benefits
      Helps restore levels of CoQ10 and Vitamin D levels to optimize health and performance
      Helps maintain youthful energy levels in cells
      Helps keep cells, tissues and organs functioning optimally
      Contains adaptogens, which support the body's resistance to stress and fatigue
      Supports cardiovascular health
      Helps protect cell integrity and guard cells against damage from free radicals
      Promotes heart, brain, kidney, liver and muscle health

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      You are a great friend to want to help your friend out! P.S. GREAT for people with Autoimmune & Blood Sugar challenges

      estaticheart


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      VICKY CORYEA wrote Jan 21, 2011
    • thanks all for the tips!!!   I was wondering if tanning beds had any value.




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      UK Girl wrote Jan 21, 2011
    • It think it’s more to sitting in the light and getting the impact tanning wouldn’t work as it’s UV




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