A video microlecture that discusses the potential impact of global warming on human health and sleep cycles. This video by Ryan Cross, hosted on the website of the journal Science, describes the effects of warmer temperatures on sleep quality in individuals in the United States.
Students will learn how sleep is negatively affected by higher nighttime temperatures that lead to adverse impacts on human health. They will further learn how certain vulnerable groups such as the elderly and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds tend to be more severely affected.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- How does climate change induced warming impact sleep cycles?
- Discuss some negative impacts on individual health due to sleep deprivation.
About the tool
|Tool Name||Scientists warn of sleepless nights in a warming world|
|Discipline||Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Human Health, Sleep, Sleep Cycles, Sleep Deprivation|
|Climate Topic||Climate and Health|
|Type of tool||Video (3 mins)|
|Grade Level||High School|
|Developed by||Ryan Cross|