Meteorologic factors and subjective sleep continuity: A preliminary evaluation

Juhi Pandey, Michael Grandner, Crista Crittenden, Michael T. Smith, Michael L. Perlis

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Little research has been undertaken to evaluate whether environmental factors other than bright light influence the individual's ability to initiate and maintain sleep. In the present analyses, nine meteorologic variables were evaluated for their possible relationship to self-reported sleep continuity in a sample of 43 subjects over a period of 105 days. In this preliminary analysis, high barometric pressure, low precipitation, and lower temperatures were significantly correlated with good sleep continuity. Interestingly, ambient light and lunar phase were not found to be strongly associated sleep diary measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-155
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Biometeorology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Barometric pressure
  • Meteorologic factors
  • Sleep continuity
  • Sleep diaries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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