types of somasens

Types of Somasens

each type is followed by an example of how that sensitivity may come across

Auditory

volume, types of sound eg. nails on a chalkboard

Visual

level of light (especially at night or desk work) cluttered rooms, curves v. angles, natural scenes, blue light spectrum causing wakefullness late at night

Olfactory

smells - such as cigarette smoke, or walking through the grocery store's cleaning aisle (see also Multiple Chemical Sensitivity)

Tactile

different types of touch - light // heavy pressure, stingy // thwacky sensations

Skin - Surface

material of fabric, laundry detergent used, residues from fabric softener,  constriction // looseness of fabric on body, breath-ability, personal care product materials (lotion), "skinosphere of CI"

General Internal Body

temperature, allergies to medicines / pets, )

Food

allergies to food, raw // cooked, avoidance of certain types (eg. nightshades), eating a certain times, or in certain amounts (small amounts throughout the day, stimulant sensitive (caffeine

Lungs

air particulate sensitivity, moisture of air, temperature

Water

filtration, temperature, living spring water, rain water, internal ingestion, how level of filtration affects skin

Sleep

length of time, sound sensitive, specific types of sleeping ne

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

acutely affected by cleaning chemicals, artificial dyes & colors, air- and water-born contaminants