If the feeling of joy and happiness constantly eludes you, and the child has not stopped complaining about poor sleep for many years now, then most likely you had to deal with the “sick building syndrome”. In today’s article, we will take a closer look at this concept.
We will tell you about the causes of this phenomenon, as well as how to deal with such a problem.
By the way, recently the famous psychologist Anna Kiryanova published an interesting video on a similar topic. In order not to look for it for a long time, just scroll down – it is already waiting for you at the end of the article!
The term Sick Building Syndrome was formally adopted by the World Health Organization back in 1982.
This concept is attributed to houses that literally negatively affect human well-being.
“There can be no speech about the feeling of joy and happiness in such a room!” – once expressed his opinion, professor at Cornell University, Alan Hedge.
Many believed that this was just superstition and fables. Until an experiment was conducted that showed that the well-being of 8% of the population out of 100 worsens while in such houses (and, conversely, improves when people leave these buildings).
To improve life and to feel joy and happiness in the home again, it is necessary to first find out the causes of this syndrome. Which, in turn, are divided into material and psychological.
If we talk about material reasons, then improper lighting, poor location or poor ventilation of the room can have a harmful effect on a person’s well-being.
Old houses with walls affected by fungus are also on the malware list. And this is not strange.
Determining the psychological causes is much more difficult. After all, they have not yet been fully studied. And yet, some of them can be safely announced today.
One of the psychological causes of the sick building syndrome can be an unpleasant event that carries an overly negative emotional color. For example, a crime committed on the eve of moving in new tenants, or the death of previous owners.
It can also be long-term conflicts between family members who previously lived in this house.
So, we found out that the causes of “illness at home” can be very different.
What about the consequences of living in such a room? Let’s sort it out together.
Outwardly, a “sick house” can be ideally equipped and presented to residents as the most comfortable place to live. But with each day of being in such a room, more and more discomfort will appear. Moreover, both psychological and physical.
Most often, it all starts with an increase in lethargy, sudden irascibility and headaches. Residents may also experience chronic eye fatigue and dry mouth.
In the most severe cases, it can lead to the appearance of depressive conditions, as well as cause an increase in anxiety.
At the same time, not only one’s own well-being worsens, but also, as a result, relations with relatives. In families living in “sick houses”, quarrels occur 3 times more often than others.
Of course, in such cases, the ideal solution to the problem is unambiguously moving. However, few people can afford to simply change their place of residence.
Therefore, it is necessary to periodically check the house for material defects and eliminate them.
It will not be superfluous to also purify the energy at home. And for this it is not at all necessary to resort to the services of esotericists.
It is enough to carry out cosmetic repairs in the room from time to time, clean it of unnecessary trash, and most importantly – fill it with positive emotions.