During the winter months, the nights are longer and the days are shorter. This means that we get less natural light during the day.
A lack of sunlight can disrupt your sleep cycle and make you feel more sleepy during the day. This is because your body makes more of a hormone called melatonin. When it’s dark, your body produces melatonin to tell your brain that it’s time to sleep.
So if you’re feeling drowsy during the darker months, it’s a good idea to try to get more natural light during the day, to reduce melatonin production and help regulate your sleep cycle.
You could try:
Quote of the day
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…
Ralph Waldo Emerson