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Can the heat affect your mood?

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Posted at 5:46 PM, Jul 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-20 17:58:02-04

(WTVR) – The hot temperatures we’re experiencing may be doing more than making you sweat. It turns out, the heat could also be affecting your mood.

New research links the hot weather to increased aggression and frayed nerves.

Experts say it’s because the summer heat makes it hard to sleep, have energy and stay hydrated.

Doctors say that’s why it is important to stay hydrated and exercise regularly.