High angle view of attractive girl sleeping on pillow near open refrigeratorExperiencing the dreaded night sweats? Having difficulty sleeping at night because you feel too hot?

Whether you live in a hot and humid climate or you’re experiencing a summer heat wave, there’s really nothing more uncomfortable than being overheated while you’re trying to fall asleep.

On the other hand, fluctuating hormones, sleeping with a partner, lack of mattress breathability and higher body temperature are all potential culprits that make it hard to sleep soundly.

What is the best temperature for sleep?

The truth is, our bodies naturally prefer sleeping in a cooler space. This doesn’t necessarily mean sleeping in a freezer type environment. But our body temperature and room environment can make or break the quality of our sleep. If we’re too hot or too cold, it quickly robs us of quality sleep, according to this study.

Typically, our internal temperatures drop when we settle into bed. This signals to our brains that it’s time for sleep and enables our REM stage of sleep when our muscles are relaxed and we dream. As a result, it’s imperative to maintain a cooler environment and body temperature.

For this reason, most sleep experts recommend setting your thermostat to around 65°F (18.3°C).

Luckily, we’re here to help you stay cool at night, avoid overheating and have the restorative, comfortable snooze that you deserve. Continue reading to learn more about how you can keep your body, room and bed a lot cooler.

5 ways to cool yourself down before bed

5 ways to keep your bedroom cool

4 ways to make your bed cooler

More sleeping, less sweating

It’s so important to get a good night’s sleep. But when we’re restless, sticking to our sheets and sweating from head to toe, then quality shuteye feels unattainable. There are plenty of ways to stay cool, whether you’re taking control of your environment, bed or body. Here’s to more sleeping and less sweating!