Scientists have determined how climate change affects the sleep

Good sleep is an important component of human health. This is confirmed by many experiments. Lack of sleep makes a person more susceptible to disease, aggravates chronic diseases, and also harms the psychological state and cognitive functioning, writes

Moreover, as the experience of a doctoral student at the University of California San Diego nick Obradovic, not only the ambient temperature plays a role in sleep disturbance, but also that climate change may significantly worsen the situation.

The study began with a survey of the Centre for control and prevention of diseases in which took part 765 000 people in the US in the period 2002-2011 the researchers Then compared the data on nights with not enough sleep with daily temperature values.

They determined that the anomalous increase in night temperature by one degree Celsius leads to three nights of insufficient sleep per 100 people per month. To assess the magnitude of these indicators, you need to submit, one month of night temperatures, which on average exceed the norm by 1 degree Celsius, equal to 9 million sleepless nights.

Processed climate projections for 2050-2099 gg, compiled by the NASA Earth Exchange, and data from this study, scientists have a pretty grim picture of the future. Increasing the temperature at night will result in six additional sleepless nights for 100 people in 2050 and approximately 14 additional nights for 100 people to 2099.