Sleep Tight: The Best Temperature for a Restful Slumber

Woman sleeping soundlyA sound sleep is essential for good health. It keeps your heart healthy, improves memory, and would you believe, can contribute to weight loss. The University of Utah Health reports increased metabolism as a benefit from sleeping in cool rooms.

So how exactly does one achieve that ever-elusive sound sleep? It turns out, a lot of it has something to do with temperature.

Cool Down for Sleep

Experts say that the ideal temperature when sleeping is between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. You see, as you try to sleep, the body’s temperature drops, as the body loses heat to prepare for the slumber. The recommended bedroom temperature can help you be in that optimal sleeping mode.

In other words, cool temperatures, when compared to warm ones, makes it easier for you to snooze.

Temperatures higher or lower than the mentioned can make you restless. You wake up in the middle of the night, tossing and turning in your bed, trying to get back to sleep, but to no avail. It’s not you, really. It’s your thermostat.

If you’ve been having problems keeping your bedroom comfortable for sleep, you might want to get your AC checked. Some companies provide 24-hour HVAC services; Riverton experts such as Desert Star Heating and Air can inspect your units even in the middle of the night.

Calm and Cool

There are other ways you can keep it cool when sleeping. There’s that simple sleep hack wherein you stick one foot out of your blanket. It has something to do with temperature as well. The feet have special vessels that help in releasing body heat.

Another thing you can do is to pull the window coverings down or put curtains, so your room won’t warm during daytime. It’s best if you could station your bed away from the window also.

Temperature largely matters when it comes to sound sleep. Keep your cool – and your room temperature – so you can finally say, good night, sleep tight!