#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Feeling sleepy, fatigue is growing, nerves fail. The polar night is coming to the Arctic. It lasts from November to January, when the sun begins to rise slightly over the horizon. November is the period of entering the polar night – the time is as difficult as the night itself.
Therapists, before entering and leaving and during the polar night, advise to follow several rules. The first one is to go to bed no later than 11 o’clock and get a good sleep. This will protect you from overwork. Do not gorge yourself right before bed – the body also needs rest. Instead of sleeping pills, it is better to drink a glass of warm milk with honey, and a contrast shower and tonic tinctures of the Eleutherococcus, ginseng, leuzea roots will help to shake up in the morning and restore activity.
Doctors do not recommend taking to a diet on a polar night. Meals should be varied and complete. You can slightly increase the amount of fat, but limit the consumption of sweets and refined foods. Pasta, cereals and animal proteins: meat, poultry, fish, eggs and milk are recommended. Animal proteins contain amino acids necessary for the synthesis of their own protein.
We should not forget about the source of vitamins – fruits and vegetables.
On the eve and during the polar night, you need to fight hypodynamia – one of the depression causes. Walking, jogging, skiing, swimming is an important arsenal for maintaining physical and mental health.
Another important rule is to generate positive emotions at work and at home in order to help the body synthesize the hormone of joy serotonin. Indoor lighting should be bright, as light dispels the blues. Lamps with a yellow filter are more useful. Doctors and stylists advise to wear clothes of bright, joyful colors on the polar night. It also cheers up.
An important thing before the onset of the polar night is to attach reflective elements to clothes. Following the rules will make it easier to survive the polar night.
Text: Tatiana Rychkova, Photo: Irina Yarinskaya