If you want to know why we humans do not hibernate, you just have to go to the kitchen and look in the fridge. There is the answer: we humans do not hibernate, because – unlike groundhogs – we have enough to eat even in winter. Groundhogs would not be able to find enough grass and herbs under the snow, and they do not have supermarkets where they can shop. That’s why they spend these months in hibernation, a sort of “economy mode” during which they don’t have to eat anything.
As comfortable as it is in your bed, imagine what you would be missing if you were to hibernate... Christmas and New Year’s Eve, snowball fights, sledding and skiing. That would be a pity, don’t you agree? It’s true, though, that we actually need more sleep in winter than in summer, because the sun shines for a shorter time and we just get tired sooner. In the spring, we have to get used to less sleep again. And that goes for you too.
However, from my own experience, I can tell you that not all children sleep as long and as much as you do. My son and daughter are early risers and, on some evenings, I can barely get them to go to bed. At times like that, I’m glad the Dreams on Wings and Star Galaxy night lights and the beautiful HABA Snug-up dolls Luis and Luisa help them to fall asleep. After all, it’s very important to get enough sleep. While we are asleep, our body is recharged with new energy and we strengthen our immune system against colds and other illnesses. In addition, we mentally process much of what we have experienced during the day while sleeping.
So you see, you’re doing everything right and your body is just getting the sleep it needs, especially in winter.
Maybe you can try to go to bed a bit earlier? Then the next day, it will not be so hard for you to get up a little earlier as well. Do you have difficulty imagining that? Then I have a great tip for you: make sure you have plenty of fresh air during the day, and then snuggle up in your bed with the adorable Slumber Bear. I guarantee you’ll soon fall asleep.
Dear Mali, I wish you great enjoyment this spring. Next time you’re outdoors, look around you and you’ll see how nature is slowly awakening from hibernation and the blossoms are beginning to appear.
Kristin, Team Leader HABA Marketing