HEALTHY LIVING
05/27/2012 11:20 pm ET Updated Jun 29, 2012

5 Ways Summer Affects Our Sleep

It won’t be long before the dog days of summer are in our midst.

But each season has its own unique way of affecting one of the most important health behaviors: sleep.

Nearly a third of Americans report sleeping six or fewer hours a night, despite the fact that long-term deprivation has been linked with a host of serious health conditions, including heart problems and obesity.

So at the cusp of the newest season, we rounded up five of the biggest sleep traps that affect us over the summer. Here, expert tips to help you sleep like a baby through August.

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How Summer Affects Sleep

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