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Temperature May Affect You More Than You Know

By Tom Herrin

When it comes to comfort, people may not always know just what they want.  Everyone would surely like to be as comfortable as possible, but there may be various reasons as to why this doesn't happen.  Any two people in the same room at the same time may have very different needs and experiences.  As a result, one may be wearing a jacket while the other has a short-sleeved shirt.  There may actually be temperatures at which people are able to function better.  Whether or not there is scientific evidence to support it may vary as well, but there are some pretty good suggestions.

Many Find Some Temperatures Better for Sleeping

When it comes to sleep, some people struggle every night.  It could be for a variety of reasons, but it is often related to their inability to turn off their mind.  This constant process of going over their worries in their head may simply keep them too wide awake.  Others seem to be affected by electronic devices.  Watching television to fall asleep may actually be counterproductive.  Temperature can play a role in sleeping.  For many, getting too warm can overheat the body and prevent quality sleep cycles to occur.  One recommendation is that optimum temperature for sleeping may be between 65 and 72 degrees.

Losing Weight May Be Supported by Some Temperatures

Those who attempt to lose weight are well aware of some of the difficulties they have.  There are a few good reasons to keep things cooler and deal with it when it comes to trying to lose weight.  Most people have had the experience of shivering when they got too cold.  While this may seem uncomfortable, it may not be all bad.  Shivering raises the body temperature.  This can allow it to burn more calories.  Those who raise livestock are aware that, when temps are too cold, the animals cannot gain weight and may lose due to the cold conditions as the animals shiver to stay warm.  People work the same way.  

Try a Few Things

I always try to keep my room cooler when I go to bed.  It helps me to sleep better with less trouble waking up in the night.  I also feel that I have an easier time losing weight in the moderate seasons, which seem to have temperatures that are more comfortable, and my body seems to work more efficiently.  On the other hand, I find it very difficult to lose in the winter or summer.

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

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