With the sun shining, warm weather, and clear blue skies, it’s no surprise that summer makes many people feel more relaxed, calm, and happier. In fact, studies have shown that summer does tend to boost your mood - whether directly because of the good weather or indirectly as a result of being outside more. (Though, it's important to note that some people do experience reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder, which can cause seasonal depression during the warmer months.)
However, as much as you may enjoy soaking up some Vitamin D while sitting poolside, you might be experiencing one not-so-fun change. If you sleep badly all summer, there's a reason why. Your body temperature, and the temperature of your bedroom, play a huge role in determining your quality of sleep; finding the right temperature is just as important as surrounding yourself with comfy pillows, or creating a relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom. With the hottest months of summer quickly approaching, it’s best to be in the know, and prepared for all the ways the rising temps can mess with your sleep. From how many hours you sleep, to how deep you actually sleep at night, here are seven ways that experts say the warm weather can negatively affect your sleep routine.