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Daily Telegraph: Revealed: Why Australia’s summer nights are getting hotter

The Bureau of Meteorology says Australia’s area-averaged mean minimum temperature was 1.81 °C above average, the third-warmest on record for January (since 1910).

Why is this occurring? How does it impact health? What can you do for a good night’s sleep when it’s hot?

DEA’s Executive Director and GP, Dr Kate Wylie is one of the people interviewed for this story which ran in several News Corp mastheads, including the Daily Telegraph, The Advertiser and the The Courier Mail.

Dr Wylie states:

“Normally our bodies will cool down overnight, and hotter nighttime temperatures puts extra stress on our system.

“That extra strain can result in heart attacks, strokes, renal failure and urinary tract infections (because of extra strain on the kidneys) as well as a host of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and increased suicidal ideation.”

Read the full story in the Daily Telegraph which was published on 10 February 2024

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