Sensory Overload? How to Protect Your Senses the Right Way

You don’t want your senses to be overloaded and barraged because that will lead to damage. And there are many other things that can cause damage to each of your senses. We already know that most of our senses weaken and become more vulnerable as we get older, so it makes sense to understand what you can do to keep them as healthy and protected as possible. Read on now to learn more about all this.

 

Seek Regular Checkups

The most important thing is to know how your senses are doing and how they’re changing. If you’re willing to go out of your way to seek regular checkups, you will be able to gain a pretty accurate portrait of your senses and their health. That’s got to be a good thing, and it can make your life a lot easier as well. You will be give prescriptions and advice, which should also help prevent future damage.

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Avoid Smoking and a Bad Diet

Smoking is obviously very damaging, and it’s damaging in many different ways. Many people forget about the damage it can do to their senses. It can impact pretty much all of them. For example, smoking dulls your sense of smell and taste over time. But it can also damage your nerve endings too, and they’re vital for your sense of touch. Smoking can even impact the health of your eyes too.

 

Protect Yourself From the Sun

The sun might get you outside and having fun, but it also poses a risk to your skin and your sense of touch. Prolonged and repeated skin damage will eventually dull this sense, and that’s not what you want. Fortunately, it’s very easy to protect yourself from the sun. You just need to make sure you apply sun protection whenever you know you’re going to be outside and spending time in the sun.

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Limit Exposure to Loud Noises

Loud noises are common in many workplaces. If they’re common in yours, you should take steps to limit the impact. Use earplugs or headphones when working in noisy environments. It’s not a risk worth taking. Exposure to loud noises is one of the leading hearing loss causes. The evidence backs this up, so don’t put your ears set risk for a second longer than you already have.


Stop Straining Your Senses

Finally, you need to simply stop straining your senses so much. It might not sound like the most difficult thing in the world, but if you don’t have glasses but you have sight deficiencies, you will be straining your eyesight every day. The same applies to so many other senses as well. And the more you strain to see or hear, the more problems you’ll experience with your senses in the long-term.


As you now know, there are plenty of things that can be done to protect your senses and put you in a position where they’ll remain healthy for a long time to come. So, make the most of the tips above.

 

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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

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