Rainy days have many of us wanting to snuggle up in our beds for a deep slumber, but the change in weather could be what’s causing you to toss and turn all night. For starters, when winter rolls around, humidity in the air decreases. This drop in moisture can have quite an effect on the respiratory system, which can make breathing even harder. “This is especially dangerous for those who suffer from sleep apnea,” sleep specialist Dr. Daniel Rifkin told Health Digest. At the opposite end of the year, the hot summer months can heat up our bodies and make it hard to fall asleep, too.
Dr. Rifkin’s study on the subject, published in Sleep Medicine Reviews in 2018, found even more connections between climate change and trouble sleeping. Extreme weather, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes, can cause stress in our bodies that can make it more difficult to sleep. Yes, sometimes your ability to fall asleep is totally out of your hands.
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