Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights?

Publication Date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017

Do you suffer from nights of insufficient sleep? A new study has revealed that poor sleep quality may in fact be linked with climate change as nighttime temperatures are steadily increasing; the result could mean poorer sleep for millions. Americans’ reported nights of insufficient sleep more than double as nighttime temperatures rise during summer months, and this problem will only continue to grow as climate change remains an ever-pressing issue.

The study lead, Nick Obradovich, said that "Climate change is likely to increase the frequency of unusually warm nighttime temperatures. If you look at the climate model output for temperatures in 2050 and 2099, we project there will be an increase in insufficient sleep as a result of that increase in temperature going forward."

To learn more about how this could affect you and the results of the study, click here.