Increasing ambient temperatures has a negative impact on sleep duration, researchers report.
A study of Scandinavian Winter swimmers reveals alternating between cold water swimming and hot sauna sessions may affect the way in which brown adipose fat burns energy and produces heat.
During anomalously warm weather, people with multiple sclerosis have a 4% increased risk of having an emergency department visit. 3% of MS patients had an increased risk of inpatient hospital stays.
Increased heat stress as a result of global warming will have a detrimental effect on health and productivity, researchers warn. One major concern is the impact climate change will have on the health of multiple sclerosis patients, due to the clear link between heat and worsening symptoms of the disease.
Taking a warm bath an hour or two before bedtime can help improve sleep quality. Scheduling a soak in the tub 1.5 hours before sleep, and setting the water temperature to 104-109 degrees Fahrenheit can hasten the speed of falling asleep by, on average, 10 minutes in addition to improving sleep quality.
According to researchers, those who live in colder regions with less daytime sun light drink more alcohol than those who live in warm areas. Climate, researchers say, may impact the prevalence of alcoholism and alcoholic cirrhosis.
For those who find it difficult to exercise, taking a hot bath can help improve inflammation and glucose levels, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified a set of neurons, located in a region of the hypothalamus, that may be the switch that turns the brain off, allowing for sleep. The neurons are also tied to body temperature regulation.
Comparing historical temperature and suicide data, a new study reveals a strong link between increased temperature and suicide risk. Researchers speculate climate change could lead to an increase in suicide rates across the US and Mexico.
Researchers report on how specific neurons can process sensory information about temperature and facilitate a change in behavior to adapt to the climate.