Monday, December 10, 2018

I experience advanced sleep phase syndrome (ASPS) in addition to SAD. …

A reader asks: I experience advanced sleep phase syndrome (ASPS) in addition to SAD. My understanding of SAD is to treat it with morning light....

I’d like to try a dawn simulator because I want to get up at 6 a.m. …

A reader asks:  I'd like to try a dawn simulator because I want to get up at 6 a.m., and the sun isn't up yet...

Has the amount and timing of melatonin supplements been established for treating SAD?

A reader asks:  Has the amount and timing of melatonin supplements been established for treating SAD? Answer: Despite many press accounts to the contrary, clinical trials thus...

If a SAD person sleeps with the bedroom window covered to block night street lights, will their ability to wake in the morning be...

A reader asks:  If a SAD person sleeps with the bedroom window covered to block night street lights, will their ability to wake in the...

Can you tell me if sunbeds help in treatment of seasonal affective disorder?

A reader asks:  Can you tell me if sunbeds help in treatment of seasonal affective disorder? Answer: The provisional, but strong answer is No! The essence of...

Is there any correlation between core body temperature and SAD? I have noticed that my body temperature drops markedly when experiencing depression during the...

A reader asks: Is there any correlation between core body temperature and SAD? I have noticed that my body temperature drops markedly when experiencing depression...

Does SAD typically get more severe over the years? Is it common to have anxiety with it?

A reader asks:  Does SAD typically get more severe over the years? Is it common to have anxiety with it? Answer: Many, but not all, SAD patients...

I am a flight attendant, so my sleep patterns are erratic. My work schedules are also varied — sometimes working early mornings and other...

A reader asks: I am a flight attendant, so my sleep patterns are erratic. My work schedules are also varied -- sometimes working early mornings...

I understand that only a small percentage of the population exhibits symptoms clinically significant enough to be diagnosed as being seasonal affective disorder (SAD)....

A reader asks: I understand that only a small percentage of the population exhibits symptoms clinically significant enough to be diagnosed as being seasonal affective...

If one is sensitive to some fluorescent light — for example, I get migraines — can light boxes be used to treat SAD?

A reader asks:  If one is sensitive to some fluorescent light -- for example, I get migraines -- can light boxes be used to treat...

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