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Why do we SLEEP more in winters than SUMMERS ?

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Asked by Nauty, 05 Dec '12 03:54 pm
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Becoz of the Quilt, it makes sleep cozy..
Answered by Sharmila Bose, 05 Dec '12 03:58 pm

 
  
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Because of a sense of laziness that we go into during the winters
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 05 Dec '12 03:58 pm

 
  
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As nights are longer,ans.cozy ness makes ur lazy
Answered by Manju Sikri, 06 Dec '12 09:25 am

 
  
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In the process of keeping the body temperature against cold weather, even without much physical activities, food is digested fast. Hence we normally take more food in winter than other seasons. Accordingly, sleep also is more in winter.
Answered by dinkar shetty, 06 Dec '12 08:39 am

 
  
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Normally, yes
Answered by syed ilyas, 05 Dec '12 04:15 pm

 
  
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Nights are longer
Answered by truth exposed, 05 Dec '12 04:07 pm

 
  
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Good question.
for one to get up after sound sleep, the body should have got the desired rest. in summer season, the heat outside is so high that body does not have to work extra to generate the required heat for the internal and external organs. however, in winter season, due to cold weather outside, body has to work that much extra in circulating the blood to different organs of the body to maintain the temperature at a set level. in the process, due to increased activity and burden, the body parts inside get tired and we get a longer sleep. moreover, body water does not evaporate in winter unlike in summer and hence demand for water intake is less in winter.

in short, as per my knowledge, burning of calories is more in winter as compared to summer which gives the body feeling of tiredness and we get more sleep in winter.
Answered by Manoj Joshi, 05 Dec '12 04:02 pm

 
  
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Cold weather prompts everyone to slip into the blanket which ultimately makes the human to go for a sound sleep....
But in summer the secretion of more sweat creates a hatred to lay on bed instead....rather to seek coolness in outside....excessive temperature causes a distaste which hinders the normal slumber....
Answered by Pradipta pati, 05 Dec '12 04:01 pm

 
  
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Because days are shorter and night longers
Answered by ajay, 05 Dec '12 04:00 pm

 
  
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The science behind all of this involves serotonin and melatonin, two neurotransmitters in the brain. Melatonin is produced when we sleep and sleeping too much can produce abnormal levels of melatonin which is why we sometimes feel that the more we sleep, the more tired we are.

During the summer, we experience higher 'happy hormone' serotonin levels naturally and vitamin D plays a key part in this. Vitamin D produced by skin cells due to sunlight so it is not surprising that our serotonin levels fall in the darker months. This is why many people use artificial light devices that help lift their mood and dawn simulators to get them out of bed.

As you see being extra tired during the winter months is actually quite normal. We desire to sleep more in winter because we get less light so don't be too hard on yourself when you can't drag yourself out of bed as quick on those colder, darker mornings.
Answered by ankit shivam, 05 Dec '12 03:56 pm

 
  
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