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.