Can the color of a night light have a neurological affect? Tonight, my 3 year old turned on his new Spiderman night light at bedtime. When I layed down with him, the dim red light seemed to be very soothing. My brain felt like it had just been given a cupcake. Stop laughing. Know how strange that sounds and the other ties to…uhm, red lights. No relation there. Decided to research the topic and found this interesting article- http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/neuroscience/science-night-light-color-mood-01333.html
Wicked, huh? Do any of you have any issues with light sensitivity? I’m hypersensitive to fluorescent lighting and notice eye fatigue from different light sources. Strobe lights make me dizzy, as do flashing lights, like, from a police car. Anyone else??? Anyone? Bueller?
I’ve got a BA in Psych and am certainly no doctor, neuro, or therapist, I love learning about the brain. Some of the CM information discusses visual symptoms and I’m curious. Earlier today, spoke to a friend who says he has a few Chiari patients and that perked my ears up. Not sure what he does for the treatment, but found that information interesting. (Dr. Charles Shidlofsky, Neuro-Optometrist, Plano, TX).
If any brave souls want to test out this crazy red light special, I’d love to know what you thought! (and maybe, that I’m not some nut job weird light lover) The way I see it is…our brains are different. Our processing, our feelings, our pain. Our sneaky, wandering past the border tinkers create a pain that no one feels. The pressure and effects of the brain not being all perky and crap certainly take it toll. You know, we know it. Our friends and family may not get it, but thank God there’s others who get it. Maybe it’s just my brain that’s tired from a days work of getting all jiggy with my Spinal cord, but it certainly gave me a calm, restful and warm fuzzy feeling. Now…how to steal a lamp from my own kid??
Im Ashley. I’m a newbie. 31, from west Texas and just got my diagnosis yesterday. Finally. Best feeling ever. In pain for 12 years. Last 3 years have been getting progressively worse. Been through the medical ringer on the quest for an answer and confirmation that I’m not just crazy and making it all up. Main symptoms are neck and shoulder pain, tingling and numbness in hands and feet, loss of motor skills in hands, shaking hands, migraines, nausea, exhaustion, sleep disturbances, depression, dizziness and here lately dropping like a dang fainting goat if not getting enough sleep. Doctor after doctor, scan after scan, disappointment, hopelessness and worry. I look forward to getting to know you all and have enjoyed catching up on the discussions. Very thankful for this group and looking forward to making friends.
Laughter is good medicine, here’s a little something to watch…and rewind over and over and over. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QO0iGlV2wbE