Went in for brief visit with Dr. Psychiatrist. He seemed content with my current levels of medication. Although we are not going to try cutting back on the anti-depressants yet. It seemed like a bad plan as we head in to the Time of Darkness.
And speaking of darkness, I read a bunch of stuff on the use of "dark therapy" as a method for treating symptoms of bipolar. Specifically dealing with mania. And regulating sleep. That kind of thing.
While it is impractical to be in total darkness from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am there is some evidence that blocking out blue light also preserves the bodies desired levels of melatonin. How to block blue light? With amber glasses. Why? Because yellow glasses only let through red and green light, but not blue (primary colors of light)
The whole idea of dark therapy appeals to me in a macabre going over the the dark side kind of way. In fact, I have ordered some cheap amber prescription glasses that I will experiment with. It has been very nice to have a darkened bedroom.
Trying to eliminate extra light. Trying to improve quality of sleep.
Quaker, teacher, parent,