I've always loved the dark nights because I sleep better. I never knew the science behind it, until reading this very interesting article by Claire Dunwell. Here's the bit I resonated with.
OUR body clock is happiest during the winter because its natural rhythm runs slightly longer than 24 hours. When the clocks go back and we get an extra hour in the day, it doesn’t need to rush its job. Darker nights mean our bodies release the sleep hormone melatonin earlier in the evening, so we should get more sleep and of a better quality. In the summer, we tend to go to bed later because the nights are lighter for longer. But we still have work or school to get to in the morning and need to get up when that dreaded alarm goes off.
...You can read the full article HERE
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