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Tips for better sleep in summer

Bright nights, hot bedrooms and high pollen counts can all mess with your shuteye in the summer. Here are some tips for sleeping better at this time of year.

One of the great pleasures of the winter months is curling up under the duvet with a hot water bottle. When it’s dark and cold outside, the seasonal change can trigger an almost animalistic desire to hibernate.

The flip side of the equation is that when summer rolls round, many of us can struggle with our sleep. Lighter evenings can stop us feeling drowsy, and brighter mornings can jolt us awake earlier than we’d like. Meanwhile, hot days bring sticky nights, which can cause us to toss and turn in our beds.

As Lisa Artis, deputy CEO of The Sleep Charity, explains, regularly getting less sleep than you need brings with it a whole host of possible health issues.

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