My 11-year-old daughter is pestering me to go the shops. She’s doing an art project on tartan design and has run out of a crucial item. ‘Best not,’ I say. ‘It’s getting very late.’ Then I look at my watch. It’s only 4.30pm. I moved from the south of England to the Scottish Highlands nearly three years ago and, each winter, for the first few weeks after the clocks change, my body is completely thrown by the falling daylight levels. I find myself entering a kind of hibernation mode, which sees me getting sleepy as soon as it gets dark. By the time the winter solstice arrives on December 22, those of us in Northern Scotland will be getting a meagre six hours and 35 minutes of sunlight a day, compared with seven hours and 49 minutes in London. And, yes, I miss it. I’m not convinced I have full-blown SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), but, along with around 50 per cent of the UK population, I do tick a few boxes for a milder form, often referred to as ‘subsyndromal seasonal affective disorder’, or the ‘winter blues’. Anna Pursglove gave her verdict on The HumanCharger device (pictured), invented in Finland,… Read full this story
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