Sleeping hours are affected by climate change

Girl sleeping in bed

Are you having trouble sleeping? One possible cause could be climate change, as revealed in a study led by Nick Obradovich of Harvard University that has been published in Science Advances.

And of course, who doesn't have a hard time sleeping when the temperature is too high?

A healthy adult human should sleep six, seven or eight hours; if you sleep less, you are likely to wake up the next day tired and perhaps a little irritated from lack of sleep. But it is not easy to rest when the thermometer at night shows, for example, 28ºC. So, no wonder more than one and more than two fall asleep during the day, but not only in your neighborhood, but throughout the planet.

Obradovich and his team documented the relationship between rising temperatures and poor sleep. When comparing the answers about sleep with the local temperatures, have discovered that in summer it costs up to three times more sleep than in any other season of the year.


Once the relationship between sleep and temperature is established, used global warming projections to see how problems falling asleep would worsen in the second half of the century, especially in the elderly and poor. Scientist Solomon Hsiang, from the University of California, Berkeley, explained that when we make major mistakes, such as when making poor work decisions, it affects us to such an extent that it does not allow us to sleep well.

We all need a good night's sleep, so »an alteration of the climate for many days a month will generate a real and important cost that we must consider». Thus, it is foreseeable that, as the Earth warms, we will have to gradually modify some aspects of our daily life.

You can read the study here!.

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