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snow and sensory issues

Discussion in 'Autism Science Discussions' started by thickpeen, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. thickpeen

    thickpeen Karasene, Karasel, Karamel, Karabear

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    Don't know if this is the right forum to post this in but I figured I might as well ask. It's been snowing all day where I am and whenever it snows, it's incredibly hard for me to do anything because the light reflecting off of it is more overwhelming for me than for the NTs in my life. I generally don't have many sensory issues but it's pretty bad during this time of year and I don't really know how to handle the overload. Does anyone have any tips?
     
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  2. sidd851

    sidd851 If I'm not late, I'm not needed. V.I.P Member

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    Sunglasses are my friend.

    I long ago abandoned trying to adjust the environment to suit me.("Why's it so dark in here, sidd?" Click, click-click, click. "There! Now you can see!")
    My standard dress now is sunglasses and a boonie hat. Everywhere.

    I also don't leave home without earbuds--- they make outstanding earplugs and visible conversation discouragers.
    Most times that I have them in, I'm not listening to anything, just muffling the sounds of people that believe that the louder they are, the more real they are.

    These two accommodations/accoutrements make the world a far less hostile environment for me.
     
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  3. Progster

    Progster Gone sideways to the sun V.I.P Member

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    I know what you mean, but where I live in Southern Europe it very rarely snows. I have a similar problem in summer with the glare of sunlight off whitewashed buildings. I draw the curtains when there is a lot of glare outside, and if I need to go out, I wear sunglasses. I would do the same on a snowy day, but like I said, this rarely happens.

    However, I need some light to work and want to be able to see out the window, and if I have no or low light, it affects my mood, so I leave a gap in the curtains to let some light in and for me to see out. On rainy days, I open the curtains.
     
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  4. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member

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    I can't even stand the glare from the snow outside. Very intrusive, causing me to eventually close all the blinds, curtains, etc..

    And I can't imagine being without sunglasses when venturing outside. Instant headache without them. :eek:
     
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  5. Oldlady

    Oldlady Tinker, Thinker, Soldier, Sailor

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    UV protective sunglasses. I can get migraines without them. Also, if you can afford to install light filtering blinds.
     
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  6. tlc

    tlc Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes the snow is blinding, but we can go for weeks here without seeing the sun. Gets depressing. When the sun does come out, it's a mood booster. I always leave my blinds open because I like a connection to the outside even if the weather is not friendly to be outside.

    I agree with the others, sounds like you need sunglasses.
     
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