Want Better Sleep? You may need to make one small change before you go to bed every night. The one change doesn’t cost you any money and it might save you a few buck on the energy bill. All you need to do is check the thermostat before bed and sleep in a chilly room. You may actually give yourself a better chance at a better night’s sleep. Tell your family to stop cranking up the heat when the sun goes down. The Atlantic shared a new study that said those who slept in cooler temperatures slept longer and woke up more alert.
While experts disagree on the exact ideal temp for sleep, they all agree it’s in between the 60 and 67 range. Cooler temps allow the body’s core temperature to cool easier and also helps lower your heart rate. If you’re keeping your bedroom toastier than 67 you could be fighting your body’s need to cool down. Some research even suggests insomnia is linked the malfunction of body’s heat regulation cycle. My doctor told me years ago to sleep in a chilly room and I have been sleeping much better now that I stopped sleeping in a warm room.