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Take Advantage of Technology for Health

By Tom Herrin

When anyone thinks about making health better, they likely think about exercise, diet, or some other kind of program that promises some kind of great opportunities.  It may be much more than that.  Overall health may involve many parts of daily life, some of which may not actually be thought of as health issues.  That fact is that health involves a lot of things.  While people often think of serious health issues, some of those things that may be considered much smaller can still have a great impact on living the quality of life they prefer.  One of those things is temperature. 

It seems that most people choose to live in a range of temperatures from 60-80 degrees.  They usually try to maintain something in this range in their daily lives.

Sleep Well at Prime Temperatures

Since studies have been done on all kinds of things, sleep has not been neglected.  It has been found that there may be an optimal temperature for people to sleep well.  That range is from 65-72 degrees.  This is believed to help to preserve Rapid Eye Movement as it may be impaired at warmer temperatures.  Many have seemed to prefer sleeping under weighted blankets, so there may be something to all of this.  Some years ago, it was quite common for people to sleep with heavy covers when they could not heat their homes well.

Losing Weight May Have a Thermostat as Well

When trying to lose weight, anyone can become discouraged and lose more interest than weight.  It has been found by some who study this that there may be a range of temperatures that can be more conducive to losing weight.  They determined that it is best accomplished at a range of 64-67 degrees.  Why is it such a specific temperature?  Who knows, but as specific as it is, there must be something to it.  They have also stated that, when people shiver from the cold, they may burn calories at a much higher rate.

Be Willing to Try

We may not have all of the answers to better health, but there are times in which we may need to make an effort.  If adjusting the thermostat can help, why not give it a try.  I have found that lowering the thermostat before I go to bed at night can do a lot in helping me to sleep better.  It has helped me to have a little more order in my approach to my problem.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Midlothian, Va.

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