This Friday will be the longest night of the year. On 21st December there will be a whole 16 hours and 11 minutes between sunset and sunrise.
People get insomnia at all times of years, but a lot of us find these long dark nights especially difficult. Sleep is, of course, a crucial part of good mental health. It’s easy to get into a vicious cycle, where mental health difficulties prevent you from sleeping well, and then being tired exacerbates mental health difficulties. Before you know it, a sleepless night can turn in to a dark night of the soul.
Having endured many of these dark nights myself, I have developed a set of personal top tips!
So let’s change our sheets and get some nice clean pyjamas. Fill up our phones with our fave self-care resources and stock up on lavender oil. Lets get ready for the longest night of the year.