Natural Relief For Depression Symptoms
Can an easy, safe habit help you to cope with depression?
Having a hot bath will help you cope with many of the depression-accompanying symptoms. Immersion in warm water can help to reduce anxiety, physically relax and lead to a better sense of well-being. Bathing can relieve anxiety, mentally calm you down, and help ease mental tiredness. Sleep can also be improved by a hot bath, relieving insomnia that is normal during the depression.
Hot baths are fantastic on their own, but they are so much better given a good scoop of Epsom salts. Epsom salt baths are a safe and economical way to relax muscles and calm nerves, first found in the town of Epsom, England and patented in the 17th century for its soothing and curative properties.
Magnesium-rich Epsom salts. It is thought that the magnesium body absorbs excess adrenaline, stress, and anxiety, both normal during the depression. Studies show that during a long bath, the high magnesium sulphate concentrations in Epsom salts are quickly absorbed through the skin. Epsom salt baths can increase magnesium levels in the blood, leading to a greater sense of well-being and relaxation.
The hypothesis is that magnesium allows serotonin levels to be released and sustained, resulting in a sedative effect. Additionally, combine the relaxing effects of a hot bath with the extra benefits of soother magnesium, and the tired, achy muscles that often accompany depression are hardly a better remedy.
Depression drains both mentally and emotionally. Do not wait until it’s the “right” time when you need immediate relief. Even if it’s ten in the morning and you’ve already showered, follow through with action when you have an inner sense that taking a bath could help.
Sitting quietly in warm water is often enough to provide some immediate relief simply by inhaling and exhaling.
If you can put a little extra effort into the tub, dim the lights, burn a candle and add a few drops of lavender oil, and you’ll get a soak of luxurious aromatherapy that can help ease the pain of the moment.
If you don’t have enough energy to get your bath ready, call for help from someone near you. You might feel stupid calling someone to run a bath, but that’s all right. It’s not going to be as bad as you thought. People close to you really want to lend a hand, and it is a concrete thing they can do for you to get the bath clean and run.
Depression is real and requires real methods of self-relief. Taking a bath, of course, is not the magic cure that helps depression go away. Yet don’t let go of the strength of simple daily remedies. Bathing helps relieve the debilitating symptoms of depression in your mind and body.
Bathing is an activity that can really make a difference when it comes to helping you get through the day. Follow your instincts and frequently take baths.
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