Is climate change related to sleep quality?

Dr Frank Lipman
Dec 1, 2022

Although the two might not seem to be related at first glance, new research provides compelling evidence to connect the dots.

Study Summary

A recent study, including sleep data from more than 47,000 individuals across all continents (minus Antarctica) had intriguing findings regarding increasing temperatures and sleep quality and duration. Here are the findings:

  • Warmer weather increased the time it took for individuals to fall asleep and resulted in an earlier wake time.
  • On nights where the temperature was > 86℉ sleep time decreased by 14 minutes, on average, compared to lower temperatures.
  • With increased temperatures, it was more likely for individuals to get < 7 hours of sleep.

The Hearty Take

At Hearty, we believe that sleep quality likely degrades with increasing temperatures. Controlling the temperature of the sleeping environment is crucial for good quality sleep, and 60-67℉ is optimal for sleep. Our team works with all patients to ensure each patient has an optimized sleeping environment.

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