If You Could Hibernate For 3 Months

@wolfie34 (26790)
United Kingdom
August 23, 2009 5:30am CST
Ok I am probably in the minority here but I absolutely hate the Summer months! I do not like the Summer, I can't tolerate the heat, the humidity and it doesn't do much for my depression either. When it's hot I get irritable and moody and I wish my life away by hoping that Autumn will soon be here! This got me thinking if I had the money or if humans could hibernate, I would hibernate during the Summer months, either 3 months of sleep which meant I didn't need much or any sleep during the colder months or I'd jet off to a nice cold country for three months So from June 1st to September 1st I'd be gone! For me June, July and August are probably the worst, dreaded months of the year, I hate them with a passion! I am counting the days until September is here and the Autumn kicks out the Summer! So if you could hibernate or 3 months or jet off somewhere for 3 months where would you go and obviously which 3 months of the year would you go or do you hate the most?
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@Pose123 (21660)
• Canada
23 Aug 09
Hi wolfie, I understand why you hate the Summer so much but I love it, although my favourite season is Spring when new life is returning to the earth. Autumn is nice but in the back of my mind is the thought,"winter will be here soon" and that ruins it for me. I'd be like the bears and hibernate in the winter and wake up just as Spring was arriving. I think January, February and March would be my three months to sleep. Blessings.
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@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
23 Aug 09
You'd think I'd want the first three months to hibernate as I suffer with SAD the first three months of the year, but I think it's the heat I find more intolerable and I notice my depression is harder to cope with and more severe in the Summer months.
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@GardenGerty (125859)
• United States
23 Aug 09
I read in a magazine once that there are two types of SAD. The one in the winter is highly publicized now, but the summer heat and humidity one is just as difficult if not spoken of. I can see it. I am worse in the summer most years. Just not this year.
• Canada
23 Aug 09
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@peavey (16991)
• United States
23 Aug 09
I'm with you... midsummer is the worst of times for me. I don't do well in the heat and look forward to cool, even cold, weather every year. If it wasn't for the garden and knowing that things need hot weather to grow, I could just skip from about mid May to mid September.
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@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
23 Aug 09
Wow! Thanks glad to know I am not the only one out there who hates the Summer! Even in Autumn/Fall we get the sunshine still enough for things to grow!
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@GardenGerty (125859)
• United States
23 Aug 09
Wolfie, I did a tiny bit of research, Wikipedia talks a very little about Summer Sad, and I also found a good article on Associated Content. Not an article I have written, but I want to share it with you http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/88670/sad_in_the_summer_pg2.html?cat=5 Pay attention to the supplements this nurse mentions. I have had a better summer this year and I believe it is partly due to the magnesium I take.
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
23 Aug 09
Thank you for the link, I will check that out! To be honest I never knew you could get SAD during the Summer months, but if you think about it SAD - Seasonal the clue is the name so in theory you could get SAD any season.
@derek_a (10894)
23 Aug 09
It is the other way around with me. I prefer the light days and tend to feel the gloom coming on when I have to put the light on indoors during the daytime. I don't hate it so much as dislike it. If I had a lot of money, I think I would buy a home in Australia or New Zealand so that I could go there during the UK winter months, and then come back here again in the springtime. You could to the opposite and go south of the equator during the summer and return here in September or October.. - Derek
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@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
23 Aug 09
Ironically that is what I thought, I have always fancied going to New Zealand it is a country that truly fascinates me, the only thing is the long flight from here to New Zealand and I am not a good flier, but I think if I had to choose between 3 months of UK humidity and flying, I think the flying would win. Sadly my numbers didn't come up last night in the lottery, but hey Autumn is just around the corner and this will be one happy bunny when we turn into September!
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@derek_a (10894)
23 Aug 09
It would be great if Autumn could stay, and not get any darker or warmer. Perfect body temperature all year around. But my mind would find something else to be dissatisfied about no doubt. - Derek
@rosepedal64 (4191)
• United States
23 Aug 09
Well I guess I am one of those that do enjoy the summer. I like the longer days and not too cold nights. I don't mind the heat for a few hours of the day. I will have to admit that my favorite time of the year is FALL. You have those warm days and cool nights. The kind that you just want to stay out all day and enjoy the evening sitting on your porch. I would love to live in an area that is this this way all year long.
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
23 Aug 09
I always find it fascinating that Americans call Autumn Fall and we call it obviously Autumn, but I love the trees turning different colours and coolness of the weather. The smoke from bonfires as November 5th draws near. The only thing about Autumn I don't like is Halloween which is more of an American tradition.
• United States
23 Aug 09
It is the American slang to call this different than the other countries. I am like you too. The colors of the leaves and it just seems that everyone is chilling out and are more friendly than the summer months.Now if I could just find that place that stays that way all year long I would be a happy camper. Smile
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
Thank you for clearing that up. I wonder if we could survive on just two seasons instead of four. Spring and Autumn, now that would be interesting wouldn't it! Have a great week!
@malpoa (1218)
• India
24 Aug 09
It would be a good idea to hibernate during summer. I hate summer...I do not spend a single day cursing about the hot day in summer. the only hting I like about summer is that the wide variety of season fruits available in summer. But unlike some animals we cant dig into earth and go hybernating, can we? It is always a good idea to go to some cooler place. But due to work and some other daily engagements I can do that. Also it requires serious finacial backing. To make matter worse in summer, we sometimes face powercuts and the thought of sleeping without ac is simply so disturbing. Here we have summer from April to August first week. The humidity is unimaginable, so is the sky rocketing temperature. It only increases with years...
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
I think in the Summer months I would like to live in a big self-contained fridge and never come out, or a nice cold cave. The humidity drives me crazy, where everything you do you sweat, I think that is such a bad design of humans, sweating, it makes you even more uncomfortable. I get so irritable and I find that I can't sleep well at night because of the heat, and I don't like opening the windows because of the damn bugs, you can't win!
@malpoa (1218)
• India
25 Aug 09
There is no option but to bear with it. In summer, working in the kitchen is also a tiring job. You have to keep gulping water and still feel tired and thirsty. I think heat is okay but humidity is worse. We live near coast and here humidity is too much. One of my friends who live in our capital says it is easier to beat heat than humidity. When I keep complaining about the humidity and damn summer, I am asked to think logically, without summer will there be rain and autumn...But what logic gets to work when your head and body are equally feeling the heat hi hi
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
30 Aug 09
That's very interesting. As for me, I love the summer months, but, I'm not too fond of the light that goes with it. My eyes are extremely sensitive to light and I wear sunglasses the majority of the time, even inside, until about 4pm. In the Autumn and Winter the light isn't so bad, but, I don't like the climate as much. I do love the heat, just not the strong sunlight that goes with it. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
I guess it also depends on the kind of heat as well, here in the UK we get the humidity and stickiness, where other countries get the drier heat.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
24 Aug 09
I'd probably also pick the summer months, not b/c I really hate summer, actually I really like it but it is so hot that I end up spending all my time in the house anyways. I can't hardly go outside b/c I get heat strokes so easily. I already kind of hibernate through the summer LOL [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
I am sensitive to heat and because I sweat easily I find it very uncomfortable to go anywhere, I do struggle to the gym, but only because the gym is air conditioned if it wasn't I wouldn't go to the gym during the Summer months. I wish I had the ocean nearby so I could jump in and cool off but then I'd have to smother myself with suncream, yuk, you can't win LOL!
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
24 Aug 09
I don't really like the Winter months where I live. Its just so cold during that time. I would try to hibernate during those months. I would like to go to warmer climates like Hawaii and relax during the Winter.
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
I guess it depends on the country that you live in, here in the UK our Summers can be very humid and sticky and very very uncomfortable but we have mild winters and snow is a rarity fortunately.
@JAG2009 (267)
• India
24 Aug 09
I LOVE the topic of your discussion. Such an original thought! In fact, with your permission, I may borrow it for one of the stories I tell my neices & nephews...the human who hibernated! Hmm... I'd "hibernate" during the winter - just like the polar bears. If there's any season I would love to avoid, it is the winter. The cold gets in your bones and there's nothing you can do about it. On the other hand, when you get hot and sweaty in the summer, all you need is a shower to cool you off, or a cool drink to get you refreshed again. So, my vote's for sleeping away the summer away. If only.....
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
Glad you liked the title and off course you can borrow it with my blessing!! I actually think it is easier to warm up than it is to cool down. A very warm welcome to Mylot to you!
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Yes, Wolfie, i would hibernate in January, February and march. Because I cant stand the cold. Of course you already knew that though just as i knew you would hibernate when it was hot. I get really depressed and down in The cold winter months after Christmas. I so look forward to spring. I would love to find a spot just to sleep for three months of the year. and stay warm doing so. Miss you my sweet Wolfie xoxoxox
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
Hello Princess! How are you doing? Missed you too, how are things going? Good I hope! Yes we differ here, so the only time I'd see you would be Spring and Autumn, Winter you'd be hibernating and I'll be happy, Summer I'll be hibernating and you'll be happy!
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Nope you're not in the minority as I hate, hate, hate the summer too. Did I mention I hate summer? I don't have depression normally, but this weather is sure making me feel depressed--I have no energy to do much of anything, I'm trying to write articles but I have brain fog and can't concentrate..it also doesn't help that I don't have Air-conditioning...couldn't afford a high electric bill. As for where I would go??? ANYWHERE COOLER...maybe way up in northern Canada?? Or maybe Australia and New Zealand as have their winter when most of the rest of us have summer
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
So you don't like the Summer then? LOL! I reckon we should have a mass exodus to New Zealand everyone who doesn't like the Summer we could have a big Mylot Convention, now wouldn't that be fun. 3 months away and soak up the cold!
@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
24 Aug 09
I like summertime but do not like the heat and humidity neither. I can handle the cold better then the heat too. I wear t-sirts all winter long. I don't like the long cold winters. Our summer so far has been nice, not many hot days. Its mostly been a cool summer, that was fine by me. The hot days I just got in my pool to cool off, that took care of being hot. Even though I don't like the heat, I would still hybernate in the winter. I try to do that anyway, I live in northern ohio and it can get very cold here, we also get plenty of snow.
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
I always think it is far easier to warm up than it is to cool down. I wish I had a pool outside to jump into or cool off, or have the ocean nearby to go for a dip when it gets to humid, but I wouldn't want to come out again LOL! I'd be too comfortable. Not sure I'd like plenty of snow, we don't get much if any here and that is fine by me. Difficult to please I think I am with the weather!
@bigplay (212)
• United States
24 Aug 09
I know what you mean, i'm the same way from july til september i'definitely hybernate. When it gets humid, the heat and sweat makes me itch and scratch all over sometimes and its really annoying, i hate humid weather, i don't mind warm but i hate high humidity, i love the snow and the cold, boy i miss cold weather.
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
I am not keen on the snow but at least it's far easier to warm up than it is to cool down! Welcome to Mylot and thanks for your response.
• China
24 Aug 09
Haha,I like you do not like in the summer.In the summer it's hot.The spirit of the sun did not tan.The boda easy to sweat.Appear henlong Bei.And outside the house mospuito is particularly high.Use of pesticides also killed could not finish,In fact,if you want to find a very cool place to go for a summer,that's easy.Kunming in China is very cool.Where the same all year round,and spring.Waiting for you money,have time to kunming travel.Welcome you .
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
That sounds like heaven, I long to be in a place that is cool without the humidity!
@izathewzia (5139)
• Philippines
24 Aug 09
I hate summer also. Although I live in a tropical country. I could not stand the heat. It could breath properly and I always have a headache. That is why I drink a lot of cold drinks and always on the air conditioned area.
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
Cold drinks and cold showers definitely! And the heat gives me headaches as well.
@kprofgames (3099)
• United States
24 Aug 09
I have to say the summer months would be ideal because kids out of school, but if that would be all taken care of? The 3 months out of the winter would be the ticket for me. I'd fly off to Texas, more temperate climate in the winter. Enjoy fishing off the gulf and the open markets. I'm not one for cold - honeslty went to Vegas in July one year and though it was wonderful because they don't have the humidity that we do. 7am - fog and 70% humidity - sorry. Give me 110 of the dry heat ( it was that when stepped off the plain ) but humidity kills ya. I'd say Texas because it's still cool but not like where I'm at.
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
Exactly! The Uk gets the humidity and other countries get the dry heat and with the dry heat you can withstand the hotter temperatures. I think the ideal thing for me is to go to New Zealand in our Summer, where it is Winter there! Or else skip over to Iceland or Scandinavia. But I certainly wouldn't want the snow. D'oh there's no pleasing me is there LOL!
@youless (104245)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Aug 09
I think UK is not as hot as here. On the contrary, I don't hate summer. Actually I like it because I can do more outdoor activities. The weather will be sunny and I don't have to wear heavy coats. I don't mind the hot weather. Whereas I don't like winter. When it is cold, I don't want to go out and I think it is even hard to get up. So if there is such a possibility, I want to hibernate in winter from December to February next year. So that I may avoid the cold weather here. I love China
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
I guess I have a heat intolerance! I should have been born in a colder climate!
@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Hey wolfie! It think we have finally reached a something that we don't agree on! I think as much as I hate the hot humid weather and as cranky as it makes me I think I hate the extreme cold weather more! I can no longer take the extremely cold weather that we have been experiencing here in NY in the Winter months! Last winter was a horror! If this Winter is anything like last winter I am going to visit my Mom in Florida just to get away for awhile! It never used to bother me, but the last few Winters have been so cold that I can't stand it! It has been so cold out that it hurts! I think the older I get the worse it gets! So I would much rather deal with the Summer than the Winter! And believe me I can't stand this heat and humidity either! So I'm not so sure which three months I would pick! I would have to get back to you on that!
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
Wow! I knew it would have to come eventually the parting of the agreement LOL! I guess it also depends on what country you are from, our winters are very mild and snow is a rarity, and we also get the humidity of the heat, rather than the dry heat that other countries get. I think in an ideal world I would like to see just Spring and Autumn as the seasons of the year!
23 Aug 09
Wolfie I am completely with you and hate the summer also. Today after another sweltering day I feel completely cheesed off because I've not enjoyed the day as much as I do when Autumn and Winter roll round. I feel hot and sweaty and although I will have a nice cold shower in a little bit I know that within an hour I will feel hot and sweaty again as the nights are too warm for me as well. I'd actually want 4 months hibernation as with the slow shift in the seasons it feels like September is too hot as well so would hibernate for June, July, August and September.
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 09
You are right we have had Indian summers before in September! I hate sweating, it's not comfortable and everything you do you sweat, you just want to stand under a cold shower permanently. I think it does make people irritable, the trouble is in the UK we don't have the dry heat that other countries have, we have the humidity and that is what drives people like me cuckoo LOL!
@versio9 (329)
• Philippines
23 Aug 09
i'd spend my 3 months of summer hibernating in europe. that would be paris, rome, switzerland, vienna, london, etc.
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
23 Aug 09
Ah so you don't mind the heat, London is not very nice when it gets too hot! I'd be off to somewhere cold and as far away from London as possible, possibly the other side of the world where they have winter when we have the summer!