Do you share a home with someone who suffers from severe anxiety? Do you realize how debilitating it can be for them to stay home alone? When anxiety hits its peak, being alone in a home during the night or day can trigger a serious anxiety attack. Here you'll find a few tips to help create the home environment that will keep the anxiety levels low so that time alone at home can be relaxing, not tormenting.
Install a Security Camera System
A lot of the anxiety experienced while home alone is the result of not knowing what's going on around the outside of the house, as well as the other rooms in the house. Installing a good security system with lots of cameras will help remove the questions from the spiraling mind and give them a clear picture that there's nobody lurking around the yard or sneaking through the house.
The system that you choose should be compatible with smartphones. These systems are usually connected through the Wi-Fi system in the house which connects it to phones, computers, and tablets.
Some cameras are equipped with motion detectors. When movement is detected, the camera turns on and sends an alert to the phone, computer, or tablet. You can then see exactly what's going on to trigger the sensor and determine if it was a raccoon in the front yard or if there is someone approaching the home.
Not being able to see at night can also trigger anxiety attacks. With so many shadows and blacked-out areas not clearly visible from the security of the house, the imagination can run wild. Installing some motion-activated lights throughout the yard can help alleviate that anxiety.
The wonderful thing about these lights these days is that they don't have to be connected to the home's electrical system—they can be found in solar-powered form. This means, you can place them pretty much anywhere in your yard where the sun hits during the day, and the lights will pop on when there's any movement at night.
These two changes can help—they won't eliminate the anxiety that's experienced while alone, but it will help provide some peace when they can check on what's actually happening versus what's going through the mind—this can stop the anxiety attack before it reaches debilitating levels. Hopefully, these two changes give your loved one peace while home alone so you can feel peace when you're not.
Reach out to a company like Phoenix Access Control for more information.