Do you find yourself constantly tossing and turning at night, unable to fall asleep? Sure, it could be because your mattress is lumpy or you watched a scary movie before bed, but there could be another culprit — your bedroom’s temperature.
How hot or cool your bedroom is can affect how comfortable (or uncomfortable) your night’s sleep can be. In order to get the perfect night’s sleep, make sure your room’s thermostat is set to the right temperature.
How Is There a Right Temperature?
Yes, everyone’s comfort levels are different, but there’s a science behind finding the right temperature for bedtime. When you sleep, your body’s internal temperature dips, and then it rises again when you wake up.
If your room is too warm when you go to sleep, it can throw your body out of whack and cause you to wake up in the middle of the night, rather than sleep until morning.
So What Is the Perfect Temperature for Sleeping?
According to Sleep.org, it’s best to have your thermostat set between 60℉ and 67℉ when you go to bed. This will help your body reach its naturally decreased temperature while you’re sleeping.
Pro Tips for Getting the Right Temperature for Sleeping
Play Around with the Thermostat
Some people really do like feeling toasty when they sleep, so play around with your thermostat to find a temperature that works for you. Maybe 60℉ is too chilly, but you like 65℉ — it’s all about preference.
Young Children’s Rooms Should Be Warmer
When it comes to your toddler or infant’s room, you should set the thermostat a bit higher to around 70℉. Their body temperatures don’t drop as low and keeping their rooms too cool can get them sick.
Wear Socks to Bed
If you’re still having trouble sleeping, try wearing socks or placing a hot water bottle near your feet to help regulate your body’s temperature so you can a better night’s sleep.
Sleep Easier with Aire Serv of St. John’s.
At Aire Serv, we provide a number of home heating and cooling solutions to keep your home comfortable and your night sound. For more information or to schedule a service, call us today at (855) 512-2886.