How Your Indoor Temperature Can Improve Your Sleep
Posted on: September 12, 2017
One minute you’re hot, the next you’re cold. You start off with socks on and wind up sweating. You toss and turn in your bed and flip the pillow three times until the cold side no longer exists, we’ve all been there, and we all know how it affects us the next day. Luckily, there is a way never to have a restless night again, and that’s by finding the right indoor temperature.
Comfort is Key
First and foremost, to ensure a good night sleep, you must first be comfortable. You might be trying to save some cash by keeping your heating and cooling off, but a muggy or cold room will lead to unsatisfying sleep. Just think of keeping it cool, comfortable and dark. You’ll want to keep it a consistent level and be mindful of some blankets and sheets you are using too.
Stay Away From Extremes
A room that is too warm is not enough for your body’s internal temperatures. Your body has its thermostat that warms up in the morning, and a too hot to room tricks your body into thinking it’s morning causing you to wake up throughout the night frequently. When the room is too cold, your body now has to struggle to warm up also affecting how you sleep. So to keep your body at the perfect temp — keep your room anywhere between 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit. One of the best ways to keep your home at it’s best optimal temperature is to invest in a programmable thermostat and make use of your HVAC and ceiling fans to keep an even air flow.
Quality Matters Too
When you can’t get comfortable, or your body is struggling to get to its proper temperature, you are affecting your quality of REM sleep and deep sleep; this is vital for your overall health. So find your perfect sleep temp is a necessity.
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