Have you ever asked yourself does it matter at what temperature is it better to fall asleep? Some people prefer sleeping in a cold room with the windows open.
Others liked to be nice and warm, all tucked in covered with a few blankets. At the end of the day it all depends on preferences. But have you ever wondered what is better for your health?
A recent research conducted by Christopher Winter a medical doctor at the Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine, claims your bedroom should between 60-67 Fahrenheit for optimal sleep. Temperatures above 75 degrees and below 54 can seriously disrupt your sleep.
Here are some health benefits from sleeping in a cold room:
- You fall asleep faster
If you provide your body with a proper environment to fall asleep it will. If the temperature is too hot or too cold, your body will waste energy trying to regulate and you will toss and turn all night.
- You reduce the risk for various metabolic diseases.
When you fall asleep in a 66-degree room, your body burns more calories when you wake up, but also it increases the good fat in your body. Good fats help you burn more calories, not store them. So these two benefits over time reduce the risk for metabolic diseases like diabetes.
- Youthful look
It has been scientifically proven that sleeping in temperatures between 60-68 degrees will allow your body to release more melatonin, which is hormone that slows down aging.
- Getting optimal sleep.
When your body isn’t wasting energy trying to regulate the body’s temperature you will fall in a deeper and more restorative sleep. A research conducted in Australia has also shown that sleeping in colder environments can decrease certain types of insomnia.
Sleeping in the cold It’s easy during winter time, but during the summer heat it can get tricky to get the ideal temperature for sleeping.
Here are some tips on how to keep yourself cool during warmer periods.
-Purchase a cooling pillow to help naturally draw the heat away
-Soak your top sheet in cold or ice water and ring out well.
-Use a cooling fan to circulate the air around.