Ways Temperature Affects Sleep

Ways Temperature Affects SleepAre you having trouble sleeping? The temperature in your bedroom may be to blame. Believe it or not, setting your sleeping room temperature to the ideal level can actually help encourage good sleep better than many other techniques. If you are having trouble getting sufficient shut-eye, here’s how temperature may be to blame.

Lacking Sleep? Go Cooler

If you are having trouble sleeping, it may be because your room is too hot. The ideal room temperature for sleep seems to be between around 65 degrees, while the ideal temperature for day to day life is between 68 and 75 degrees.

 

Why does this matter? When you are ready to go to sleep, your body’s temperature will drop. This is a natural part of the sleep cycle. Dropping the temperature can help initiate this natural response. If the temperature is too hot, you may be able to go to sleep, but you may not get quality REM sleep, which is critical to helping you feel rested.

 

Of course, the opposite problem can occur as well. If the temperature in the room is too cold, you may struggle to stay asleep. While blankets can help, you will want to keep the temperature above 60 to encourage quality sleep. A programmable thermostat can help ensure you are getting this ideal temperature every single day.

An Added Benefit of Lower Sleep Temperatures – Lower Energy Bills!

Lowering the temperature while you sleep can bring an additional benefit. If you drop the temperature in your home even a few degrees during the night, your energy bills will go down during the winter heating season. You also may be able to open the window and enjoy the benefit of fresh air instead of relying on your HVAC system to control the temperature in your home.

 

Are you curious about how you can maintain an ideal sleeping temperature in your Peachtree City home? Contact Powers Heating & Air for expert guidance about how to maximize the use of your HVAC system, including managing your sleeping temperature.

 

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040. 

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