[hackerspaces] [Noisebridge-discuss] Please reach out

Mars brown itcamefrommars at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 08:23:52 CET 2011

Im glad to see the mention of sleep and sunlight.
Remember that we are critters that have evolved for whatever reason to be
awake during light hours and sleep during night.
Our melatonin/serotonin cycle depends directly on our light sensors for the
triggering mechanisms of when to start production of what.
Our light sensors being our retinas and our skin (for uv light) btw.

How many people here understand/know the absurdly important importance of
the serotonin/melatonin cycle stability?
We were naturally timed by the sunrise and sunset before the edison/tesla
wars.  (light bulb)

Seriously... if you are having some serotonin issues... force yourself to
sit outside with as much skin exposed and no sunglasses early and often.
Go back to bed if you want but you won't reREM unless your cycle is really
messed up.

If you are vegan/veggie... eat soy so that you can get in some tryptophan
in case you are missing it in your diet.
Tryptophans are what serotonins are made from.  Not to mention - serotonin
is mostly in your belly and volume wise used more in digestion... so it can
assist alot of GI issues also to eat good trypto rich food.

I'm no expert at all but please read up on serotonin/melotonin cycles... it
should be required in all high schools.

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  That comic/blog is amazing!!  Thanks for posting it.
> And thanks, Sean for that great story of yours (I didn't know you were
> such a good writer -- please do that more.)
> Mitch.
> ------------------------------
> From: will.sargent at gmail.com
> Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 15:39:03 -0800
> Subject: Re: [hackerspaces] [Noisebridge-discuss] Please reach out
> To: maltman23 at hotmail.com
> CC: discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org; felix.sargent at gmail.com;
> noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> > SSRI medication can help with that in part (always in combination with
> the
> > above as far as i'm concerned), even though many in the community are
> very
> > eager to bash anti-depressants. It can be a life saver!
> Everyone is unique, and so everyone will have various results with various
> methods of dealing with depression.  If you're suffering from depression,
> and have time to explore, then it's way worth exploring all the methods
> that may work for you -- see what works, and do more of it.  If you are
> feeling suicidal, or feel that you do not have time to explore on your own,
> please know that you can seek help, either from friends or people in the
> geek community (if you can force yourself to do so, people *will* help), or
> from a professional (most places offer free services, including calling 911
> in the US)
> I'm kind of amazed I didn't post this link sooner:
> http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2011/10/adventures-in-depression.html
> Will.
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