June 22, 2022

Why Is My Sleep So Messed Up in the Summer?

Though seasonal shifts can derail your sleep, there are things you can do to snooze more soundly when it’s hot out. Dr. Leslie Swanson is quoted.

link to the original article on the New York Times website

“We’re not built to go from 60 miles an hour to zero. We need time to slow down or else it will be hard for us to sleep,” said Leslie Swanson, associate professor of psychiatry, who recommends shutting off electronic devices and avoiding aerobic exercise, large meals and alcoholic drinks close to bedtime — and instead do something quiet and relaxing to transition into sleep mode.