types of somasens

Types of Somasens

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


volume, types of sound eg. nails on a chalkboard


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


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


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, )


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


air particulate sensitivity, moisture of air, temperature


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


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