10 Jan 2024

Top tips for getting sleep on warm, muggy nights

From Morning Report, 8:57 am on 10 January 2024

New Zealanders tucking into bed tonight will find it harder to fall asleep thanks to soaring temperatures,

MetService has forecast an 'incredibly warm' and muggy night across much of the country.

Heat alerts have been issued for the lower North Island, with Upper Hutt reaching a maximum temperature of 29°C while the overnight temperature in Auckland is not forecast to drop below 17°C for the next 10 days.

Sleep expert Leigh Signal, a Professor in Fatigue Management and Sleep Health at Massey University, spoke with Charlotte Cook.

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