October 14, 2017
Are you one of those people that has to sleep in a freezing room, covered in plenty of blankets? Or maybe you can’t fall asleep unless your room is on the warm side. Everyone has their preferred temperature that they believe will help them get their best night’s rest--but what if your temperature was actually the reason you aren’t getting a good night’s rest?
Aside from playing a major role in your comfort, temperature can actually affect your overall sleep quality.
When you’re trying to fall asleep, your brain will attempt to lower your overall body temperature, and this slight drop in temperature is what helps induce sleep. If the room is too hot or cold, your brain will have a difficult time achieving the right body temperature for a healthy night’s sleep, therefore making you become restless and even have difficulty falling asleep.
If your room isn’t at a healthy temperature while you sleep, your body will try to regulate its internal temperature by causing you to sweat and shiver, which will disrupt your sleep, and sometimes cause you to wake up.
If you’re very particular about your air, you could be on the right track--as long as you’re within a very specific range. Research tells us that the best room temperature for sleep is between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
Keeping your room between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit (15.6 and 19.4 degrees Celsius) is easier than you think!
Here are a few tips to help you get started:
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