Why Alaskan Winter Darkness Can Cause Insomnia
Alaskan winters mean extreme lighting conditions: mostly dark all day or entirely dark all day. Despite what you might immediately think, all this darkness is actually not good for sleep for many of us who live in Alaska. Transitioning to Alaskan darkness from our summers means making big changes to our lives. Furthermore, there are natural hormonal changes that take place during the long dark winters that further inhibit our ability to get restful sleep.