When the warm summer months turn into cold, dreary and gray days, it can be downright depressing. Lack of sunlight can make you react adversely to the decreasing amounts of sunlight and colder temperatures as the fall and winter progresses. No, you're not going crazy. There's an actual name for that. It's called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and it can really put a damper on your overall well-being. The incidence of seasonal affective disorder increases in people who are living farther away from the equator. People of all ages can develop this disorder.
If you're experiencing this, then most likely you're feeling some or all of these symptoms: fatigue, depression, crying spells, irritability, decreased activity level, overeating and weight gain, and trouble concentrating. Typically these symptoms will last from late fall until early spring, or depending on how far away from the equator you live.
Major research has shown that negative ionization was "able to show significant antidepressant effects of the active conditions over the three weeks of treatment."
This is just one example of research conducted with negative Ionization. Many others have concluded similar results–in a nutshell, negative ions help improve mood and overall mental health. If you have ever breathed in the cool salt air from the ocean or fresh forest air, you feel refreshed. Energized. Most experts will agree that being connected to nature and earth is crucial for health. In the forest, the trees create this oxygen-rich environment. Ocean breezes are heavily charged with negative ions that feed our cells. While we cannot always be near the ocean or the forest, we can duplicate some of their benfits by bringing their natural elements into our indoor environment with the NewAire Plug-In.
What are Negative Ions?
Technically speaking: "Ions are charged particles in the air that are formed in nature when enough energy acts upon a molecule such as carbon dioxide, oxygen, water, or nitrogen to eject an electron from the molecule leaving a positively charged Ion. The displaced electron attaches itself to a nearby molecule, which then becomes a negatively charged Ion. It is the negative ion of oxygen that affects us the most."
According to the book, The Ion Effect, negative ions are effective for allergies, asthma, catarrah, hay fever, sinusitis, exzema, burns, emphysema, and even as a substitue for tranquelizers. It was discovered that negative ions balance seratonin in the body, and this explains why people feel more alert, stable, and energiezed in the presence of negative ions.
What will help me?
Our NewAire deodorizers not only eliminate odors up to 500 sq/ft naturally, but they also incorporate patented ion wind technology that will help with your Seasonal Affective Disorder. Put one of these in your living room and enjoy the feeling of thousands of rejuvinating negative ions to help boost your mood and activity. In addition to making you feel more energized, these units will get rid of any odors associated with smoke, mold and mildew, pets, chemicals, garbage, cooking, etc.
Create Spring indoors all year long with our NewAire Air Purification System.
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"Controlled Trial of Naturalistic Dawn Simulation and Negative Air Ionization for Seasonal Affective Disorder" is posted at<http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/163/12/2126>.▪