We finally got snow here in Edmonton. It’s only a few days away until Dec 21 when we start rotating back towards the sun and the days begin to get longer again. I really hate the winter. Lack of sun and all that. I’ve been doing some tanning the past couple of years over the winter months just to deal with SAD.
I find that I sleep a lot more in the winter months. I saw a news article a few days ago about the effects of sleeping and weight gain. I started looking into it, sleep that is, doing more than my normal “sleep research” as it were. I found a lot of very interesting information about sleep and it’s effects. Turns out too much sleep might be a bad thing. Have a look over at Power Sleep System. I also posted a few articles on my website about Sleep, The Recommended Hours of Sleep by Tom Venuto, Sleep Myths, Why Poor Sleep Lowers Your Immune System from my blog and Can sleeping 8 hours kill you faster?
I’m tanning in a tanning bed from about Nov until February every year now too. I find that I feel better from having a tan and I just seem to feel better in general as well. Managing my sleep and getting some rays seem to be the right thing to do.