Reasons Your Bedroom Should Be Cold
By Sara Butler
Everyone loves to be cozy and warm in bed. While your blankets and pillows should be keeping you cozy and comfortable, your room temperature should resemble a cool Alaskan day. One of the best things you can do to ensure a restful night’s sleep is to make your bedroom cool, somewhere between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Here are a few reasons why a cool room should be one of your sleeping priorities.
You Fall Asleep Faster
That’s right! When your room is cool but you’re all cozy under your blankets, you will actually fall asleep faster at night. If your bedroom's temperature isn’t in the right zone and it’s too hot or too cold, then your body wastes energy on trying to regulate your body temperature. This leads to you tossing and turning and unable to settle down and get the amount of sleep your body needs to rest and rejuvenate.
It Helps Keep You Young
If you’re looking for the fountain of youth, sleeping is it! Being well rested helps you to feel and look your best. Cool rooms help your body to release melatonin, and melatonin helps you to nod off as well as fight the signs of aging. It’s like killing two birds with one stone – you will look better and feel better when you sleep in a cool room!
Helps You Maintain a Healthy Weight
Sleeping in a cool room at night helps you to get better sleep, and when your body is well rested, then it will work more efficiently. That means you may burn more calories during the day when you’re active and your hormones will stay at appropriate levels, possibly helping you to avoid metabolic disorders such as diabetes. And when you're cool, your body will burn calories to keep you warm.
You’ll Stay Asleep
When your room is cool you are more apt to quickly fall asleep and stay that way. That body temperature regulation mentioned earlier? Well, if your room isn’t cool enough, you’ll have trouble falling asleep and you’ll wake up as your body struggles to find a comfortable temperature. Everyone has woken up shivering at night at some point – that’s exactly what you want to avoid.
You’ll Wake Up Super Refreshed
When you fall asleep in a room that is in the optimum temperature zone for sleeping, then you are more likely to wake up feeling energized and ready to start your day. If you’re too hot at night, you’ll wake up feeling groggy, like you have barely slept at all!
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