Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sleeping when its dark

Not a bad idea eh? But what happens when it's dark 20 hours a day? I'm permanently exhausted at the moment - I'm pretty certain that the lack of light is completely messing with my head. I'm not sad, or depressed, or melancholic - that's all perfectly fine. I just yawn all day and want to go to sleep (or not get up in the first place).

(the picture is a link to a webcam in Helsinki - I think it should self update. If it looks dark and its only 2 pm, that's not the webcam is showing last night. That is what Helsinki at 2 pm in December looks like.)

I'm off to the UK in a few days - it's a sad state of affairs when you are relying on a holiday in England in December for good weather and plenty of daylight!

7 comments:

ed said...

if you are here on monday come to london on the train .. olly and i are meeting in the evening for an xmas mince pie... won't see you at NY as am off to Utrecht for it

Tony said...

Too true. I heard that in Scandinavia people get an eighth of the recommended dose of light, and they don't synthesise enough vitamins or happy hormones. This winter has been getting to me and I'm permanently sleepy. I even try to work in the greenhouses as much as possible to see at least some light.

Your neighbour said...

Get yourself a full-spectrum lamp (Philips Brightlight etc.) and use it to light the breakfast table in the morning. For a regular daily routine the easiest option is to put it on a timer switch so you don't forget to turn it on and off.

Janne said...

You could also visit Longyearbyen at Spitsbergen and after that 4h daylight will feel lot :)

Jukka said...

Look on the bright side (pun intended), the British pound has tanked. The pints will be much cheaper than the last time.

Toby - Northern Light Blog said...

Jukka, done all my Xmas shopping on Amazon.co.uk with a Finnish credit card already. Deals Galore! Gordon Brown will love me, I'm a one man effort at refloating Sterling through VISA needing to buy pounds. :-)

Toby - Northern Light Blog said...

Ed - trying to see if it's possible without paying too horrendous train fares! They still aren't good value even with a weak pound.

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