How climate change is changing how we sleep

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  • BBC News World

31 mayo 2022

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“Our study presents the first planetary-scale evidence that warmer-than-average temperatures are eroding human sleep,” said Kelton Minor, lead author of the study.

Many studies on the impacts of climate change focus on extreme events such as hurricanes or floods.

But global warming is already affecting a daily and vital action for health: sleep.

A new study published in the journal One Earth by researchers in Denmark and Germany points out that rising temperatures are negatively affecting nighttime rest globally.

“Our study presents the First planetary-scale evidence that warmer-than-average temperatures are eroding human sleep“said Kelton Minor, a researcher at the University of Copenhagen and lead author of the study.

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