The first article of this series discussed only a few of the commercial products that can help to relieve stress. This article will give even more examples of commercial products that can help prepper family members to control their stress.
Prepper family members who form daily habits of stress management are more likely to be able to use their stress management skills during a stressful event such as an extended power blackout. This relief of stress will be especially important in relaxing family members enough so that they will be able to sleep better, which, in turn will help to lower their stress levels.
The first commercial product for stress relief is a light therapy lamp. During the gray days of winter, the lack of sunlight can cause some people to develop Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This disorder is a depression that often does not go away until spring, when people can see the sun shining more often. Depression can cause insomnia. Insomnia, in turn, can elevate stress levels.
The light therapy lamp mimics the light of the sun and helps to make up for the lack of sunlight. Thus, the users of this lamp increase the chances of sleeping well and of keeping their stress levels lower.
Another product that helps to fight stress is blackout blinds. These blinds help to keep out almost all outside light at night from sources such as the moon, stars, or streetlights. These blinds also are helpful to those who do not want to wake up right away at sunrise. In addition, these blackout blinds can help people to block out the light of day when they want to take a take a nap. Darkness helps in the production of melatonin which, makes people drowsy. Getting enough sleep will help prepper family members to lower their stress levels.
A similar product is the sleep mask. This sleep mask does what blackout blinds do, but it is more portable. Prepper family members can more easily take the sleep mask with them if they bug out.
Lavender Essential Oil helps users to reduce stress levels and to sleep better. A drop or two on the user’s pillow at bedtime is the way to use it.
Wax ear plugs help users to block out sounds that keep them awake. Sleeping longer and better will help stressed individuals to lower their stress.
The last product to reduce stress should not surprise anyone. Rocking chairs help to reduce stress. If a prepper family does not have a rocking chair, they should buy one.
What commercial products help you to relax? Please comment below.