Thursday, April 9, 2020

 I just did the Morningness-Eveningness assessment questionnaire…

A reader asks:  I just did the Morningness-Eveningness assessment questionnaire, and it clearly shows that I am an evening person. That’s a finding with which...

I go to bed at 10 PM and wake up at 9 AM every day, and I have to take a nap…

A reader asks: I go to bed at 10 PM and wake up at 9 AM every day, and I have to take a nap...

I am thinking about using a home purifier with a negative ion generator…

A reader asks: I am thinking about using a home purifier with a negative ion generator. The purifier releases about 1 million ions per cubic...

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...

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...

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