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sitting in the dark?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Aspergers_Aspie, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Aspergers_Aspie

    Aspergers_Aspie Well-Known Member

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    When the autism charity drop in I attended was open, a service user in the winter, if a spare room was available would often sit in the dark, has anyone here ever enjoyed sitting in the dark?
     
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    so restful, no stimulation.
     
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  3. Aspergers_Aspie

    Aspergers_Aspie Well-Known Member

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    I like to while trying to sleep, but generally I would be okay in a light room but I get stressed if places are busy or loud
     
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    Skittlebisquit Hope is faith rewarded in advance

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  5. Aspergers_Aspie

    Aspergers_Aspie Well-Known Member

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    Maybe next time I am particularly stressed I will try it!
     
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    Bibliophile715 Host - first system member - any pronouns

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    I enjoy sitting in the dark. I tend to go towards darker parts of a room rather than lighter areas. It helps me desensitize and when I have light sensitivity from a headache it helps with that too sometimes as well.
     
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  7. Aspergers_Aspie

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    I don't like an overly lit room. Some car headlights or camera flashes can sting my eyes
     
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    At one job, sometimes I would just wander into the supply room, set the timer, and turn the light off. It's nice to take a time out from things.
     
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    When I'm at home I usually sit in the dark. It's very relaxing and I feel like I can focus on things better. There's not a bunch of extra information from everything around me, because I can barely see anything in my peripheral vision. lol
     
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  10. Aspergers_Aspie

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    In my current flat, the noises inside and outside of the block are disruptive and I find relaxing tricky. I was lucky in previous homes that they were quieter. I don't like the sensation of noise cancellation headphones and even if I could wear them I could potentially miss an important text or phone call.
     
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    Oh yes, one of my favourite things is the ensuite because there are no windows and it can be pitch black in there. Let's my eyes relax.
     
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    I have always enjoyed sitting either completely in a dark or dimly lit room at night by myself where no one is around me. It is in moments like that when i feel at my most relaxed and comfortable.
     
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  13. Aspergers_Aspie

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    A dimly lit room I like.
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    The water tanks that you submerge yourself in are popular for this reason. Like sitting in the womb. I love dark and alone. It's my MacHappy place minus the toy. This new place is way quieter. Thank god. To recharge, l need alone and less everything. As a senior citizen, l do way more of this so that l smile at my job and sincerely live in the present. lol
     
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    I'm kind of afraid of the dark, actually, so I'm going to have to say no. Dimly lit rooms have a sort of dreamlike effect that makes me a little nervous. Brightly lit rooms hurt my eyes. Calmly lit rooms are nice, but it's hard to explain what I mean by that.

    But when I'm stressing out I find it helps to crawl under my weighted blanket, which is heavy enough to block out all the light. I can also take off my hearing aids to block out most of the sound, too. So that's something I do when I need to calm down, but I'm not good in dark rooms themselves.
     
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