Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Most people have probably heard about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and probably associate it with depression, anxiety, or low energy during the dark winter months. But did you know that for some sufferers, SAD can actually occur in any season? That’s right, some people experience SAD in the spring or summertime.
According to Mayo Clinic, symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder include:
- Feeling listless, sad or down most of the day, nearly every day
- Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed
- Having low energy and feeling sluggish
- Having problems with sleeping too much
- Experiencing carbohydrate cravings, overeating and weight gain
- Having difficulty concentrating
- Feeling hopeless, worthless or guilty
- Having thoughts of not wanting to live
SAD vs. Seasonal Struggles
Some people may not have Seasonal Affective Disorder, and instead experience cyclical, seasonal bouts of anxiety, depression, insomnia, or agitation. These bouts commonly occur with the changing of the seasons.
If you, or your loved one suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or seasonal struggles, you know that it can be extremely debilitating. You may have researched treatment options and tried many things to start feeling better. The truth is, it’s really tough to find a natural treatment for seasonal affective disorder on the market today—but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. There is hope!
Treatments for Mood Disorders
As the long nights of winter come to a close and we approach the long, hot days of summer, there are many ways to manage mood disorders. Many doctors recommend incorporating a more predictable schedule, getting plenty of exercise, spending time outside, writing in a journal, increasing Vitamin D levels, or seeing a counselor. If these lifestyle changes don’t make a difference, some doctors may prescribe medication. These are all valid options, and they may make a big difference for you during seasonal changes.
But what about for those who have tried conventional treatments, yet still struggle? Or those who are looking for a treatment as powerful as medication that will actually address the root cause of their complaint, rather than just covering up symptoms?
A Calming Aid for Seasonal Struggles
What if there was a calming aid for seasonal struggles; a way to support your body and brain, balance neurotransmitters, and treat the root cause of seasonal struggles like anxiety and insomnia? What if it was proven safe, FDA-cleared, free of side-effects, non-addictive, and non-pharmaceutical? What if it was a powerful and rapid treatment that you could perform from the comfort of your own home, while working, resting, watching TV, or even sleeping? And finally, what if this treatment was more effective than prescription drugs in numerous scientific studies?
It may sound too good to be true, but we’re here to tell you the good news. It IS true! This incredible treatment does exist. It’s called CES (Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation).
That’s a big word, and it might sound intimidating, but CES therapy is painless, side-effect free and non-habit forming, unlike the drugs many of us take on a daily basis.
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation is the application of gentle microcurrent, often via gelled electrode pads, to stimulate tissue in the hypothalamic area of the brain with a well-studied, healing frequency.
The hypothalamus controls many important functions of the body, including temperature regulation, appetite and weight control, emotions, sleep cycles, blood pressure and heart rate.
This gentle stimulation prompts the brain to return to a state of homeostasis and normal production of neurotransmitters, which restores proper chemical rhythm and balance. CES promotes healthy serotonin, melatonin and B-Endorphin levels while decreasing cortisol, the “stress” hormone that can throw your body out of balance.
The Role of Electricity
You see, our bodies are electric in nature. Electrical activity in the brain controls the production and management of neurochemicals.
When electrical activity is balanced and consistent, the brain can function at its highest level. However, stress can disrupt normal electrical patterns in the brain, resulting in neurochemical imbalances that can cause anxiety, frenetic thought, compulsive behavior, and disrupted sleep-wake cycles.
CES fixes the ROOT of the problem rather attempting to fix the SYMPTOMS. All you have to do is clip the ear clips onto your ear lobes, turn the device on, and set your stimulation level to your comfort. You may feel a gentle tingling sensation, or you may feel nothing at all. CES will work to balance your brain while you while you rest, work, or sleep.
Parasympathetic vs Sympathetic Nervous System
Early in the days of humanity, our nervous systems evolved to protect us from the dangers of early life on planet earth. Early humans had to contend with a number of serious threats in order to stay alive. The autonomic nervous system developed two branches: the sympathetic state, and the parasympathetic state.
The parasympathetic state is optimal for growth, development, repair, and day-to-day life. It is the state that allows our bodies to “rest and digest” and recover from the wear and tear of life.
On the other hand, the sympathetic state is essentially S.O.S. mode. You may have heard it called “fight or flight”mode. Its purpose is to save peoples’ lives when they are in legitimate danger—think running from a tiger! This state releases a cascade of hormones causing a faster heart rate, higher blood pressure, quicker reflexes, and increased blood flow to the appendages to help us run away from or fight off threats. Do those symptoms sound familiar?
Ideally, we’d spend most of our lives in the parasympathetic state and only experience the sympathetic state for short spans of times, recovering quickly.
However, this modern world has our nervous systems confused.
We’re not running from tigers, but our fast-paced lives, endless to-do lists, and the highly stimulating environment we inhabit is tricking our bodies into thinking we’re in constant danger. Cortisol (the stress hormone) runs high, kicking us into fight-or-flight mode and preventing the periods of resting, healing and digesting that our bodies really need. This can be especially true during seasonal changes.
When we spend too much time in the sympathetic state due to perceived (or real) stresses of life, anxiety is often the result.
The Stress – Anxiety – Insomnia Cycle
This is particularly true during times of great change, and even the changes going on in the environment around us can affect our bodies, causing seasonal struggles. Stress causes anxiety, which causes trouble sleeping, which causes more stress and fear. We never catch a break, and our nervous systems keep working in overdrive to try to keep us alive. Over time, it takes a real toll.
The good news is, CES directly addresses the stress-anxiety-insomnia cycle. Many users notice an immediate change after their first session, and others notice improvement within days to weeks. It leaves you feeling relaxed, yet focused and alert. It cuts down on the mental chatter, helping to calm obsessive thoughts and worries and leaving you in a state of clarity and calm.
The best part is, after you stop using CES, the chemical balance you’ve achieved remains because the treatment is cumulative in nature. In other words, CES helps retrain your brain to return to optimal function and chemical balance all on its own.
Most Notable Benefits of CES Therapy include:
• Normalized sleep patterns
• Decrease in nervous tension and energy
• Decrease in frantic and anxious thought patterns
• More efficient sleep onset
• Elevated mood
• Feeling of relaxation and restfulness
• Fewer occurrences of irrational anger and irritability
• Reduced mood swings
• Improved impulse control
• Increased sense of balance and peace
• Calmer patterns of thought
• Heightened clarity
• Normalized information recall
• Accelerated learning
• Improved task concentration and focus
Try CES Therapy for Seasonal Struggles Risk-Free for 60 Days with the CES Ultra
If you think CES may be a good fit for you or your loved one for support through seasonal changes, but aren’t sure if it will make a difference, we have great news for you. We’re so confident in the efficacy of our CES device, the CES Ultra, that we can offer you a 60 day period to try it out risk free.
Use it consistently, 1-2 times per day for 30-45 minutes, and if it doesn’t make a difference for you, you can send it back for a full refund.
The truth is, CES has already changed thousands of lives. Its track record of gently and safely alleviating anxiety, mental stress and insomnia is decades long and growing. We truly believe that CES will work for you, too.
A Free Guide Just for You
Whether you try CES Therapy or not, we’d love to help you get relief for your anxiety and/or insomnia. So, you can download our free guide, The Top 10 Things You Can Do to Drastically Improve Anxiety and Insomnia today. It’s full of helpful practitioner insight, along with the best tips and tricks from real people who have found true and lasting relief from their anxiety and insomnia.
Download it free today, and start feeling better!
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Through Every Season, We’re Here For You
We are passionate about helping people through anxiety, insomnia, and seasonal struggles. We’re here for you and we want to remind you that you’re not alone! If you need help, please reach out to a practitioner you trust. If you’ve already worked with a Medical Doctor and didn’t find the answers you were looking for, consider reaching out to a holistic practitioner like a Naturopath, Acupuncturist, Chiropractor or Massage Therapist for a different approach. Or, reach out to our team to get a prescription for the CES Ultra from one of our practitioners.
Remember, you are not alone in your struggles. Millions of people worldwide suffer with anxiety, insomnia, depression, and other mental health conditions. It’s important to remember that you are not defined by your struggles. They are not your identity, and they don’t even have to be part of your future. Healing is possible–you can be free.
Wishing you Well,
Dr. Adrian Larsen