2. Getting A Better Night’s Sleep
When your body isn’t too busy trying to regulate its temperature, you’ll fall into a deeper, more restorative sleep. Research in Australia has also proven that sleeping in cooler environments can help decrease certain types of insomnia. And, as we know, getting enough sleep is so important to our overall health.
3. Looking More Youthful
It’s been shown that sleeping in temperatures between 60-68 degrees will allow your body to release more melatonin, which is not only essential to a good night’s sleep, it’s one of our best anti-aging hormones.
If you and your spouse argue over the thermostat setting or your house just can’t seem to get cool enough for you, here are some tips for staying cool while you sleep:
- Freeze your top sheet and put it on right before bedtime.
- Sleep naked. Fewer clothes = less insulation.
- Use a fan to circulate air around the room.
- Purchase a cooling pillow to help naturally draw the heat away.
- Soak your top sheet in cold or ice water and ring out out well. As it dries, it will help wick away heat.
- Stick one or both feet out from under the covers.
Investing in a “smart” thermostat that can be programmed around your sleeping schedule can help, too. These thermostats, like the Nest or Lennox iComfort, can help keep your home cool while you sleep but ensure it’s not a chilly 60 degrees when it’s time to roll out of bed in the morning.