Serotonin provides numerous calming and stabilizing actions in the brain and body.
When we have enough serotonin, we feel emotionally stable, we can sleep, we can sort out the feelings and determine in a logical manner if there is a threat present.
When we are low in serotonin, we feel immediately irritable and we are overly sensitive to sights and sounds. We have difficulty sleeping and may suffer unexplained outbursts of tears.
When we have enough Serotonin, we are . . .
In addition, we are . . .
|Loving and Caring ||Reflective & Thoughtful|
|Able To Think|
And we . . .
Good Dream Recall
But when we have a shortage of serotonin, lookout! We are . . .
|Impulsive||Abusive||Reactive||A Real Pain|
Plus we . . .
- Fly off the handle easily . . .
- Have a short attention span . . .
- Seem to be "blocked" and "scattered" . . .
- Crave those sweets and high carbohydrate foods . . .
- Suffer from Insomnia and have poor dream recall
The consequences of serotonin deficiency syndrome can be devasting and include plunging moods, health-threatening food cravings, ruined sleep, skull-cracking headaches, overwhelming body pain and just plain exhaustion.
Because low serotonin can result from the stress and strain of our modern way of living, and because its symptoms severely reduce the joy of life to such a tremendous degree for so many people, Serotonin Deficiency Syndrome is one of the most widespread and debilitating problems of our time.