(ORDO NEWS) — The unprecedented heat prevents Russians from getting enough sleep. Why is this happening and what to do about it, the head of the sleep service “Unison”, neurologist-sleep doctor Elena Tsareva told Sputnik radio.
Elevated temperatures in the central part of Russia harm the health of Russians also by preventing them from getting enough sleep. Nights that are too warm prevent people from falling into deep sleep and disrupt the recovery process.
Sleep disorders often lead to the desire to eat something harmful – and it is in the evening, before bedtime. Why is this happening? Elena Tsareva, a neurologist and sleep doctor, told Sputnik radio.
Deep sleep is characterized by a decrease in the body temperature of a person, so if you go to bed already in a ventilated and cool room, then plunge into it faster, somnologist Elena Tsareva explained in an interview with Sputnik radio.
“There are two approaches to sleep temperature – Russian and American. Americans believe that the colder, the better for sleeping. They aim for 18 degrees. The Russian approach is less rigid. In our country, the temperature should be between 21 and 23 degrees. The deeper the sleep, the lower the body temperature. Accordingly, if the body temperature is higher, it is more difficult to achieve deep sleep, “said the somnologist.
It is not just the weather that can raise your body temperature and thus spoil the quality of your sleep. Even your close people can be a threat, Elena Tsareva is sure.
“I can recommend the old Russian way of airing, when the windows are closed during the day and opened in the evening. Perhaps the simplest thing is not to use blankets and switch to sheets. It is also important to sleep separately from loved ones. Everyone has different body temperatures and heat output. It’s harder to embrace in the heat,” said the somnologist in an interview with Sputnik radio.
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