Climate Change Disrupts Sleep Quality

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We’re getting less sleep as nighttime temperatures increase, according to a recent study of over 47,000 people from around the world. Unfortunately, this will only get worse as climate change continues.

It is possible, according to certain scientific claims, that as the globe warms, the quality of our sleep will worsen. When the ambient temperature is higher, there is a greater likelihood of having sleep broken up. According to the findings of the research, individuals with lower incomes and those who are older are significantly affected by disruptions.

Data from the increasingly common fitness and activity health tracking devices was used to look at changes in sleep patterns due to growing nighttime heat in the study, which included the daily sleep records of over 7.4 million participants in 68 nations. Temperature and climatic data from the area were correlated, and was discovered that individuals slept less on nights when it was hotter than usual.

According to the study published in Science Advances, “the first evidence that climate change may disrupt human sleep” has been found. A lack of sleep is linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, mental illness, as well as to name just a few of the consequences. furthermore,

Moreover, according to the British Journal of Sleep and Health, older women who sleep well say they have a more satisfying sex life.

Climate change is likely to affect an ever-increasing loss of sleep for people throughout the globe. When compared to those in their 20s and 30s, people over 60 are two times more vulnerable to the effects of global warming. In addition, more than three times as many people in low-income countries are affected as those in higher-income countries.

This is not something that should be taken lightly at all. Limiting the progression of climate change is the most effective solution. At this point, what we’re dealing with is essentially a problem involving human rights.


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Nismah Naveed Bhatti
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