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Adjusting the Thermostat May Support Your Health

By Tom Herrin

With a lot of people, adjusting the thermostat in their homes may mean driving up their utility costs.  With the progression of programmable thermostats, it is now possible to program each day individually and various hours according to need.  This is pretty handy.  It is often used for those who wish to save while they are at work and maximize use when they are at home.  Managing the temperature at home may be a way of helping to improve some of the things you do in life to add greater quality.  It may be one of those things that is relatively simple in the amount of effort needed to do it.

Choose the Right Temperature for Sleeping Well

Many people have problems when it comes to sleep.  Those who spend sleepless nights know only too well the effect it can have on everyday life.  That feeling of extreme fatigue and an inability to function well can be frustrating.  Some who study sleep and the effects of temperature on it believe that there is a prime range of temperature at which people may be able to sleep best.  That range is from 65-72 degrees.  Within this range, 68 degrees is thought to be optimal.  It seems that the right temperature may help people to complete the sleep cycle more fully.

Weight Loss Happens in the Right Temperature

Almost everyone who tries to lose weight, at one time or another, struggles with having success.  If they can find anything to help it, they often do so willingly.  Some studies have discovered that there may be a prime range of temperatures at which people are able to lose weight more efficiently.  This range is pretty tight, at 64-67 degrees.  It seems that this may be ideal for the body to have the metabolism working at a high level.

We Have Some Great Options

The fact that we may be able to make room temperature work in our favor is useful as we try to do the most for our own health.  I have had problems in the past with sleeping well.  If I went to sleep very early, I would usually wake up and be awake for hours before going back to sleep shortly before time to get up.  I have begun turning down my thermostat before going to bed, and it has seemed to help.  Even if I wake up in the night, I am able to go back to sleep shortly afterward.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in  Colorado Springs, Colo.

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