Getting a good night’s sleep is imperative for us to be able to function well the next day. Maybe we go to bed too late… or we are laying in bed for hours but don’t have good sleeping cycles and we wake up too many times and cannot get back to sleep… or our brain is going crazy… or the room is too cold or too warm. Well, now there is something to ponder. Is there a optimal sleeping temperature?
Yes, according to an Article by WebMD. When we go to bed, our body’s internal thermostat, our body’s set point, goes down and if the room is too cold or too hot, our body struggles to achieve the set point and we struggle sleeping. Between 65 and 72 degrees is the recommended temperature. Too warm and your body cannot regulate to a cooler temperature and too cold may save on energy bills, but you may be so crabby that won’t matter much.
My family were overnight guests in the basement of a family members’ home and we were freezing…like shivering under multiple blankets. None of us slept well that night. On the reverse, we have lost power in the sweltering summer heat and laying in bed, hour after hour, with no fan, no air conditioning, just sweat.
So figure out what is the best temperature for you. We are good with 65 degrees, but sometimes the kids complain that it is too cold. I guess I need to remember our chilly night and perhaps strike a happy medium. Shivering kept to a minimum and snuggling to the max. Sweet dreams.
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