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How Well Do People Sleep in an Evacuation Shelter?

19 days ago   |   By Psych Central

In a new study, Japanese researchers investigated the nature of sleep in an evacuation shelter environment.
The study, which involved a mock shelter in the winter, reveals that the low temperature inside the gymnasium adversely affected sleep, decreasing sleep efficiency by 10% when using basic emergency blankets that provide limited insulation.
A burgeoning body of research has established the far-reaching effects of sleep. Lack of sleep can impact your mood, and chronic sleep deficits can drive up the risk of developing depression.“Sleep affects almost every tissue in our bodies,” says...
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