Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Why do I wake up at 4:30 every morning no matter what time I go to bed?

A reader asks: Why do I wake up at 4:30 every morning no matter what time I go to bed? Answer: We can make an intelligent guess....

We are a military family

A reader asks: We are a military family that moves every three years. However, we all suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). What states would...

I get the impression from everything I have read that exposure to light at the time of waking

A reader asks: I get the impression from everything I have read that exposure to light at the time of waking is important for fighting...

What is Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS)?

A reader asks: What is Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS)? Answer: DSPS is a circadian rhythm disorder in which the internal body clock is synchronized abnormally late...

Andrea’s Story: Up Close and Personal with an Ionizer

Excerpted from Reset Your Inner Clock: The Drug-free Way to Your Best-Ever Sleep, Mood, and Energy Michael Terman, PhD, and Ian McMahan, PhD Andrea M, 23,...

Sneaky SAD: How Seasonal Affective Disorder sneaked up on me, symptom by symptom.

Abigail gets fooled. The fall of 2015 was the warmest and brightest on record in New York, and winter depression seemed a distant thought....

Light Therapy, Antidepressant Meds—Either/Or? Both?

Light therapy can fight both seasonal and nonseasonal depression. Non-seasonal includes bipolar and major depressive disorders, and depression during pregnancy and old age. Then...

From Winter Solstice to Winter Doldrums

The difficult season lags behind the changes in sunlight. Where you live — north-south, and east-west within your time zone — determines the chance...

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