RadioMD: The Dr. Leigh Vinocur Show

When You Don’t See the Sun for Months: Battling Wintertime Blues

November 13, 20159 min
By changing the way you think, can you feel better during the winter months?Short days, cold weather, and the long stretch between the holidays and spring can do a number on your mood.Recently, Kari Leibowitz, a PhD student in Social Psychology at Stanford University, traveled to Tromsø, Norway, to conduct research on how people in Norway handle the Polar Night period.Tromsø is located 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and is the second largest city in Norway with a population of 70,000.The city experiences Polar Night from November 21 to January 21. This is when the sun dips below the horizon for two months. However, even though it is not pitch black, there is no direct sunlight.How do people handle the Polar Night and battle the wintertime blues?Listen in as Leibowitz shares how you can try to combat the winter blues by taking a new approach on how you think about the winter months.

Chat About When You Don’t See the Sun for Months: Battling Wintertime Blues