Global warming has always become a threat to our earth. With each passing year, this threat is becoming bigger.
And if countries responsible to produce global warning gasses don’t make a resolution in this regard, it may hurt more to the entire civilization on earth.
As per the latest report on global warming, people could be subjected to have at least 2 weeks of short sleep mainly due to high temperatures caused by global warming. The above findings were published earlier in the journal One Earth on May 20.
The effects of global warming are to produce worst effects to older aged group people. This is what analyzed by the author Kelton Minor, who’s credited to have done all the research.
Global Warming Could Mean Less Sleep for Billions
This is what Minor analyzed, “The estimated sleep loss per degree of warming was twice as large among the elderly compared to younger or middle-aged adults, three times larger for residents living in lower-income versus high-income countries, and significantly larger for females than males,” he said.
He further stated that the above data is mainly based on from a first-of-its-kind “planet-scale natural experiment,”. It’s where over 50,000 people simply wore sleep-tracking wristbands for 2 years.
“Adults didn’t make up for lost sleep over subsequent nights, didn’t compensate for nighttime sleep loss with daytime rest and did not appear to acclimatize to more common warmer temperatures over the summer period,” he said.
The researcher also noted down some other related social, behavioral, dietary or cultural factors responsible to affect sleep in extremely hot weather including:
- Stress and anxiety
- Smoking and caffeine
- Late-night meals
- The amount of sugars or carbohydrates in the diet
- Added warmth from sharing a bed with others
The researcher raised another point about air conditioners as they are used to adapt to rising temperatures. This is what he said, “yet the prevalence of AC in lower-income countries lags behind that seen in other parts of the world,” he concluded.
He raised another point about air conditioners as they are used to adapt to rising temperatures. This is what he said, “yet the prevalence of AC in lower-income countries lags behind that seen in other parts of the world,” he concluded.
The researchers also pointed out that the failure of humans to basically rein in global warming effects by 2099 is likely to result in sleep loss for more than 58 hours.
In the end, the scientists offered a few tips to have better sleep:
- Try to cool down the temperature of your bedroom
- Wear light clothing
- Try to avoid heavy exercises that are too close to your bedtime
- Don’t drink or eat late
- Try to stay well hydrated
Lastly, talk to your doctor regarding your health condition