I don’t know about you but sleeping in cold room has always been appealing to me. To a lot of people out there sleeping in a very warm environment just doesn’t give you the restful nights sleep that you would expect. Now, it’s been proven that sleeping in clod room does improve your health in a number of ways. If you keep the heat down low then you will burn more calories as your body has to work hard to keep you warm and increases the amount of Brown fat in your body which actually burns calories. Remember though that this is by sleeping in a mildly cold room and not a refrigerator!
What’s your thoughts on this, as it’s always worked for me? Watch the video below which explains this in more detail
Have you given much thought to the temperature at which you fall asleep? I haven’t. Turing on a fan or opening/closing windows is always a game-time decision for me, right when I’m about to hit the hay.
My feet and hands are always chilly, so I prefer to hop in bed when the sheets aren’t ice cold. But if it’s too warm (especially with my furry baby animal heaters,) I’ll wake up in the middle of the night hot and uncomfortable.
So where’s the middle ground? Is there an optimal sleeping temperature? Science says yes.
Dr. Christopher Winter, Medical Director at Charlottesville Neurology & Sleep Medicine, says your bedroom should be between 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal sleep. Temperatures above 75 degrees and below 54 degrees can disrupt sleep.
Over a 24 hour period, our body temperatures naturally peak and decline. Our internal temperature is usually at its highest in the early afternoon and lowest around 5am. When we fall asleep, our bodies naturally cool off. Helping keep your body get to that lower temperature faster can encourage deeper sleep.
Dr Cameron Van den Heuvel, of the UniSA’s Centre for Sleep Research says,
“About one to one and a half hours before falling sleep, the body starts to lose heat from its central core and that brings on increased feelings of tiredness in normal healthy adults. These physiological changes happen well before going to bed and may be occurring before people realize them.”