I was talking to my co-designer at work about my first night with melatonin and my boss already began noticing a difference the following day. And this was without my thyroid medication – imagine what it would be like WITH my thyroid medication + my salt lamp!
I was also thinking about my sensitivity to light and my psychic ability. The psychic ability is said to be activated through the third-eye which is known as the pineal gland in the brain in the body. When you’re psychic the pineal gland is always active, it is ‘always’ on as in some traditions it’s believed to be the ‘seat of the soul’ and other things associated with it. Since it produces electrical activity when active, I have personally felt it vibrate – especially when I’m about to go to sleep. In normal people, the eye is shut at night as it produces the melatonin that helps make you sleep. I think since my pineal gland is always active it never really has a chance to keep up with producing the melatonin that I need in order to sleep. When in darkness, the eye is shut and produces melatonin – when in the daylight, the eye is awake and the melatonin tapers off. Light activates the pineal gland.
How I found out about the Melatonin Deficiency in the first place is through the full moon. The full moon is illuminated by the Sun which produces a huge amount of Negative Ions. At night, these ions pass through our atmosphere and become polarized which creates Positive Ions. As stated in an article I found, “Hormonal reactions to increased positive ions in the air (Full Moon Effect) cause hyperactivity, depression, violent behavior, road rage, higher occurrences of migraines and asthma.”. This increase of positive ions initiates serotonin to be produced.
The article quotes a leading Israeli Doctor that says, “serotonin is not found in the urine of “normal” people except when they are under considerable emotional stress or anxiety.” Considering the huge amount of emotional distress I have been in for the past year and a half or so I am NOT surprised to read this. The article further states, “In the 25% of the general population during higher positive ion ratios, short term increase in productivity occurs (attributed to hyperactive adrenaline production). After extended exposure or duration to positive ions, this increase in productivity quickly turns into poor performance (attributed to a weakened or exhausted adrenaline gland).” Earlier the same article states, “Bank employees went from an error rate of 2.5% before negative ion generators were installed, to an error rate of 0.5% while working in negative ion enriched air.” Well then, it’s not a surprise that I am making mistakes. But not being able to recover from my mistakes quickly enough makes sense as well.
BUT there’s another side of this.
An article from the Chicago Tribune wrote about how the blue light associated to the monitors keep regular citizens from producing melatonin, “Because blue light is especially prominent in daylight, our bodies associate it with daytime, which may be why exposure to blue light can make us more alert and improve our response times. It also has been shown to suppress melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep and is not produced during the day.” So I guess, it’s really no surprise that since I stare at a monitor all day pretty much 24/7 that I am experiencing a melatonin deficiency.
And the positive ion thing is interesting too, because that triggers serotonin the hormone that supposedly that helps you regulate certain parts of your brain. High levels of serotonin initiates things such as, “Appetite cycles, sleep cycles, cognition (memory, learning, etc), mood, body temperature, endocrine regulation, age regulation, etc.” Most of which I have been struggling with.
In conclusion, because the light from the full moon generates positive ions which triggers the production of serotonin and the emotional stress and anxiety I have been dealing with for the past year and a half or so causes high levels of serotonin to be in my system affects certain parts of my brain that is regulated through secretion of melatonin which is suppressed by long amounts of exposure to blue light through the use of a screen, psychic ability or other sources causes me to have poor performance and to loose the cognition ability to recover from it.