Friday, June 5, 2020

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 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 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 use a light box on my desk at work all day…

A reader asks: Q: I use a light box on my desk at work all day during the fall and winter months. Should I limit...

I have suffered from mild to moderate Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) for years…

A reader asks: I have suffered from mild to moderate Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)  for years. It usually begins in late November. In the last...

Is there a rule of thumb for deciding whether to use the light box at a later time than recommended?

A reader asks: Q: Is there a rule of thumb for deciding whether to use the light box at a later time than recommended? I...

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...

 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...

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...

I am a 22-year-old female who has had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) for almost two years. During that time, my sleep has been awful....

A reader asks:  I am a 22-year-old female who has had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) for almost two years. During that time, my sleep has...

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