03/06/15 - 3:57pm
Many years ago, when I was much more impressionable than I am now, I read a book about the Far North. I can’t remember if it was Canada or Alaska, but among other things put forward by the author was the “fact” that people living in the Far North “hibernated.” Not a true hibernation, like we think of bears or frogs, but a simulated one that got them through the long, dark winters. During the cold, dark time, probably December and January, they would spend most of the time sleeping. Waking only to eat and drink, relieve themselves, and exercise minimally to keep from stiffening up.