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Humans ‘may need more sleep in winter’, study finds

By Jane Clinton

17 Feb 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

If you're feeling sleep deprived as the work-week ends, you aren’t alone. According to research, human physiology is down-regulated in winter. The Guardian reports on our need for more REM sleep.

For those of us who struggle to leave our beds in the winter, taunts of “lazy” could well be misplaced.

New research suggests that while humans do not hibernate, we may need more sleep during the colder months.

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