Finding Your Optimal Sleep Temperature
When preparing to sleep, you want to feel comfortable and get a good rest. There are nights you toss and turn because you can’t seem to get comfortable in your sleep. When this happens, most times, it’s because of your sleep temperature. Finding your optimal sleep temperature can make a big difference in helping you sleep well.
Body Temperature During Sleep
Before sleeping, some people turn the thermostat up, and others drop the temperature. Those who like it cold are on the right track than those who like it warm. Before you sleep, your temperatures naturally drop to prepare you for sleep. When you’re sleeping, the temperatures completely drop, your body cools down, and the blood vessels expand to allow you to rest well. Therefore, many medical experts recommend setting your thermostat between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
This range of temperature allows you to sleep faster by decreasing your body’s temperature. If you have babies or toddlers, you can set the temperatures a little bit higher between 65 and 70 degrees. When your bedroom is too cold or too hot, you’re more likely to wake up in the middle of the night due to an uncomfortable temperature level.
Ways to Make Your Bedroom Cool
The best way to keep your bedroom cool is to upgrade to a smart thermostat. With a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the setting according to schedule. This allows you to have control of how your room’s temperature is when you’re ready to sleep. You can consistently cool your room throughout the night and maintain a good sleeping pattern while saving energy bills.
Other ways to cool your room before sleep include:
- Opening your window or using a fan to circulate air
- Purchasing a cooling blanket and pillow
- Keeping your room dark
- Drinking a glass of cold water
- Turning off any heating appliances and keeping the room dark
If your system can’t get you to optimal temperatures at night in Asheville and surrounding areas, the experts at 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air can assess your system and make recommendations on how to make your room cooler. We also offer high-quality heating and cooling services, including HVAC repairs. Contact us today and book an appointment.