Increasing exposure to green spaces could improve sleep quality in certain groups

Written by Alice Weatherston

Poor quality or inadequate amounts of sleep have previously been associated with declines in mental and physical health, cognitive functioning as well as an increased likelihood of obesity. A new study carried out at the University of Illinois (IL, USA) and published recently in Preventive Medicine has revealed that one possible way to improve sleep quality and avoid these potential consequences could be through exposure to the natural environment. The research team, comprised of researchers from both the University of Illinois and New York University School of Medicine (NY, USA), used data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s...

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