The Best Temperature for Sleeping

Have you ever found yourself tossing and turning during the night? Not getting enough sleep is one of the most significant contributing factors to having a groggy, slow-moving, rough day.

Why Is Sleep Important?

Our bodies need sleep to function properly. Not just sleep, but good, deep sleep and the right amount. The average required continuous rest for adults aged 24 to 65 is seven to nine hours. One of the most significant factors in achieving a healthy lifestyle is ensuring you are getting good sleep. Without sleep, you can face a lot of negative consequences, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Impaired Memory
  • Trouble Stay Awake
  • Irritability
  • Lack of Alertness
  • Stress
  • Bad Skin (early wrinkles, under-eye bags, acne)

Lack of sleep can also be a gateway to more severe health conditions like heart failure, heart attack, stroke, or diabetes. These are just a handful of reasons why it's so important to prioritize healthy sleeping habits.

What's the Ideal Temperature for Sleeping?

The ideal temperature for sleep is around 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 degrees Celsius). The perfect range for adults is between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. If your room is colder or warmer than that, it can disrupt your circadian rhythm, causing you to be restless and have a more challenging time falling asleep.

Your body's circadian rhythm is what helps you know when it's time to sleep. It takes cues such as lighting exposure, temperature, and exercise to let your body know it's time to go to bed. When you go to sleep, your core body temperature starts to drop, but if your room is too hot or too cold, your body's sleeping process can be interrupted.

How Can I Optimize My Room for Sleep?

You can take many steps to optimize your room for a great night's sleep. Here are some great ones to follow:

  • Having your thermostat set to around 65 degrees before bed
  • Drawing the blinds during the day to keep the heat out
  • Have windows open to promote ventilation
  • Have a fan or ac unit to help cool the room
  • Check the humidity needs of your room
  • Make time to schedule an HVAC inspection to make sure your system is working properly
  • Make sure your home is adequately insulated to keep heat in and cold drafts out

If you find your room is still too warm, a cold shower before bed and a glass of ice water on your nightstand should help cool your body down to sleep.

After following these steps, you won't need to count sheep to fall asleep and stay asleep.

For all of your home’s comfort needs contact Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions at (304) 212-2004! We want to help you sleep with ease.