Is It Warm in Here to You?
By Tom Herrin
Feeling as if it is the right temperature is one of those things that is a very personal choice. What seems perfect for one may be greatly uncomfortable to another. This personal preference may well vary according to the time day, year, etc. Some people do quite well when it's just warm enough to keep from having to wear a jacket indoors, while others like to have it warm enough to make others feel as if they are suffocating. The notion that there is a right temperature for people to live their lives comfortably is really up in the air. Even with research, the range is pretty wide. Some research suggests that people may function best at a range of between 60 and 80 degrees. For some, that is almost like saying that the best light is between dawn and dusk.
There May Be Better Sleeping Temperatures
While the range of general living well may be pretty wide, the range for sleeping is likely somewhat narrower. There is still much personal choice here, but it is often suggested that most people do much better sleeping when the temps are cooler. A range here could be between 65 and 72. Finding a temperature of about 68 as what may be considered ideal. This could be just cool enough to have some kind of light covers. Some recommend sleeping with a weighted blanket. When they are looking to sleep well, it may be whatever works.
Temperature and Losing Weight
A lot of people struggle with the idea of losing weight. Temperature can come into play again in this frustrating effort. There may indeed be temperatures that are more conducive to burning calories with less effort. It found that actually shivering can rev up the metabolism several times its normal rate. This may be interesting to those who struggle with it. The study also found that the best temperature range for living and losing weight is between 64 and 67 degrees. Many will still find this cool but may keep them moving.
Find a Personal Right Temp
I like to turn down the thermostat each night before I go to bed. This is because I sleep much better when it is cool. Since I otherwise have difficulties sleeping, I find that this works well for me. I have always felt that the best time of year for me to try to lose weight is fall or spring. This is partly because I feel I tend to hold weight during the other two seasons and seem to lose at a higher rate in fall and spring. Each of us has to determine what is best for us, but there very well may be some that truly work better.
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