Summer Solstice Sleeplessness
Do long summer days leave you feeling worn-out and tired? As much as we all love fun in the sun, the extra daylight hours can come at a price. According to a national health survey, nearly a third of all American adults report getting less than six hours of sleep per night. Long hot days can throw-off sleep patterns, making matters worse for many people. One culprit is that extra daylight hours can make us want to go to bed later, but an early sunrise can prevent us from sleeping in to make up the lost time. Plus, when warm weather drives people outdoors, your neighbor’s backyard dinner party can spell trouble for your sleep habits. To avoid a sleepless summer, it’s important to maintain good sleep habits throughout the year, starting with the environment in which you fall asleep. Keep your bedroom dark and cool to mimic the nighttime and block out the rest of the world with earplugs or even a white noise machine. You can still get your Zzzzzzzzzzzzs after all, even if the sun has only just started setting.
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