It’s that dreaded time of year again – we lose one precious hour of sleep! The clocks went back on 27 October, and we now have colder and darker days.
For many of us, natural light seems like a long-forgotten memory. Mornings are bleaker, daylight is shorter and it can often feel like we live in darkness during the winter months. You commute to work in the dark, or if you work from home, you are surrounded by artificial light and the temptation to stay in the warmth. Our bodies may feel more tired and it’s often reported that people have a lower mood.
But before you consider fully hibernating or flying south for the winter, I promise it’s not all doom and gloom here.
For many years, natural light has been integral to our lives and our bodies are biologically evolved to benefit greatly from exposure to daylight. But we have become overly reliant on artificial light to brighten our days, which adds no value to our health whatsoever. This is why our well-being and health become affected, most notably during these months.