Getting less than seven hours of sleep a night regularly, the minimum benchmark for adults, has also been associated with heart problems, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, among other conditions. “People try to do short sleeps during the week and then catch up on the weekend, but you never fully catch up on the health and cognitive benefits of sleeping properly throughout the week,” says Miller.
And with climate change, hot, sleepless nights are now being experienced by many people around the world. Compared to the beginning of the 21st century, nighttime temperatures today are hotter, meaning that, across the globe, each
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