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How Does Temperature Affect You?

By Tom Herrin

All people have their own individual needs and challenges.  This may be why they are called individuals.  Even with this general notion, people may be very similar in lots of ways, and some of it may have a significant impact on overall health.

 Research is being done all of the time on ways to identify the needs of people and how to meet them better.  In this respect, there has obviously been some done on the effects of temperature.  Since today's technology can do so many things, finding the ideal temperature may be one more step along the way.  For years, it has been generally accepted that the best temperature range for good quality living is from 60 to 80 degrees, but this may be determined additionally for some things.

There May Be a Right Temp for Sleeping

While many people have issues with sleeping well, others seem to do so without a hitch.  Some of it may be genetic, and some may be the fact that they have accidentally made the right choices.  It has been found that the best range for sleeping well may be 65 to 72 degrees.  Some have even said that the best temperature for sleep is 68 degrees.  For those who find it hard to get a good night's sleep, adjusting their thermostat to this may help.  For others, sleeping under some kind of covers, as this may require, can help.

Managing Weight May Fit Better in Certain Temperatures

Even though many people can easily manage their weights, others find it a constant battle.  For these individuals, it may be worth a try to make their efforts be within a temperature range that may be able to provide better support.  It has been suggested that the range from 64 to 67 degrees may be prime for losing weight.  It may well have something to do with metabolism and temperature.  What may be more amazing is that it is believed that shivering can burn quite a few calories.  It is not recommended to go about freezing to death, but a little shivering is thought to increase the rate at which the metabolism works by several times.

Do What Works for You

Since I have always had a little trouble sleeping, I have tried all kinds of remedies.  The one I have found to consistently help me is keeping my room cooler at night.  As a result, I turn my thermostat down at night when I go to bed.  It causes me to keep covers over me and do less tossing and turning.  If you have these same issues, you may want to give it a try.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Bluffton, S.C.

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