Kids ASK! about Myths & Facts
There are different views on whether the climate has anything to do with being sleepy. Below is an extract from an article from Psychology Today taken from their website:
“Rain may make you feel tired, but it doesn’t really help you get a good night’s sleep. In fact, sunny weather brings more restful nights, according to research done at the University of Rochester Sleep Laboratory in New York. When the clouds go away, not only do you sleep more soundly, you are more likely to sleep longer.
In the study, 43 subjects were asked to keep sleep diaries for 105 nights. The researchers crosschecked the diaries with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather database and found that the higher the barometer—meaning the better the weather—the more soundly people rested.
The findings explain why people don’t want to get up when it’s raining. Researchers add that the sound of rain and lack of sunlight make it even harder to get out of bed.”
Source: (2003, February). Why Rainy Days Make Us Tired. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from Psychology Today website: http://psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20030228-000003.html
Intrigued by sleeping patterns? Here are some recommended resources:
Zzzzz : a book of sleep by Il Sung Na.
Publisher : London : Meadowside Children’s Books, 2007.
Call No. : JP NA
Sleeping well by Sylvia Goulding.
Publisher : Vero Beach, Fla. : Rourke Pub, c2005.
Call No. : J 613.7 GOU
How do you sleep? by Louise Bonnet-Rampersaud
Publisher : New York : Marshall Cavendish Children, c2005.
Call No. : JP 573.8 BON
Sleep by Christopher Idzikowski
Publisher : London : Collins, 2007.
Call No. : 612.821 IDZ -[HEA]
For the availability of the above book titles, please check the library catalogue.
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