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Do You Sleep Better Cool?

By Tom Herrin

It is not at all unusual for people to have problems sleeping.  Getting a good night's sleep is something that can actually have a major impact on health.  Those who fail to do so often risk their health and safety.  Many accidents are the result of fatigue and inability to focus properly.  This same issue can also leave someone less protected as far as resistance is concerned.  Finding the right formula to correct their problems may range anywhere from medications to all kinds of eternal devices.  For some individuals, setting the temperatures right may be all it takes.

Cooler May Be Best

Some studies have been done on the relationship between temperature and sleep.  It has been found in some that there may be an optimum temperature for sleeping well.  Apparently Rapid Eye Movement, which is a key part of sleep, may be negatively affected by temperatures that are too warm.  It seems that the ideal range for sleep may be from 65 degrees to 72 degrees.  Within that, it is believed that 68 degrees may be the best.  This may encourage the body to be able to go through all of the parts of the sleep cycle.

Temperatures May Work for Losing Weight

Lots of people struggle with managing their weight.  It is pretty well known that cool temperatures may work better for exercising, but studies have narrowed down the best temperature range for weight loss to pretty specific numbers.  It is thought that temperatures from 64-67 degrees are best.  For those who are a little more daring, it has been strongly suggested that those who shiver, as from the cold, may burn calories at five times the normal rate.  If you can stand it, it may work.

Some Things Are Worth Trying

I have had trouble sleeping off and on.  At times, I would go to sleep reasonably early only to wake up in the middle of the night.  From there, it would be a long night.  Since I had always known I slept well when temperatures were cold outside, I decided to try to lower my thermostat when I went to bed each night.  It seemed to work well, and I have been doing it ever since.  I find that I am a lot less tired.  If you have the same issues, it may be worth trying for you.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Redlands, Calif.

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