If you can sleep poorly at night, you may not need any fancy sleep techniques to count over-the-counter pills, warm milk or sheep. A cool house could be everything you need to get the best sleep of your life.
For those of you who are bickering about how cool a room should be with your partner (guilty!), This is the right answer. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the best sleep is in a room that is between 1
That's not just a guess. Science supports it.
Why is temperature important?
As you spend your whole day, your body temperature goes up and down. When you get sleepy, your temperature drops to put your body into sleep mode and into REM sleep.
A warm room prevents your body from reaching its optimal sleep temperature, resulting in restless sleep and even insomnia. If you wake up sweaty, that's a sure sign that your room is too warm – or you use too many blankets.
Sleeping in the room too cold is also not good for sleep. If you are too cold, your muscles may contract to stay warm and you can not relax and fall into a deep sleep.
Concern for energy
Are you afraid to charge your electricity bill? Instead, use a fan that can make a room cooler by 10 degrees without consuming so much energy.
Sleep with sleeping technology? Not so fast