Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night feeling too hot, sweaty, and uncomfortable? It could be because your room is too warm for an optimal sleep. The truth is, our bodies like to be cool at night, and if the room is too warm it will interrupt your sleep.
The benefits of sleeping in a cold room are varied, but they all point to a better night’s rest, and will ultimately improve your sleep and overall health. With sleep deprivation being a leading cause of heart disease, obesity, and interruptions in cognitive function, paying attention to details such as the temperature of your bedroom is worthwhile.
What is the optimal temperature?
Part of why sleeping in a colder room is better is due to how temperature initiates rest. The ideal sleeping temperature falls between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit (or 15 to 19 degrees Celsius), and as you sleep your body temperature naturally lowers. By sleeping in a cooler bedroom, you are naturally encouraged to sleep and can fully cycle through the sleep stages. Disruptions in this your sleep cycle can result in grogginess and feeling tired even if you got enough sleep.
This sleep stage is vital to our mental processes through the day, and disruption may affect our cognitive brain functions concerning decision-making as well as negatively affect our reaction times. Sleep deprivation is the leading cause of vehicular and industrial accidents, making your restless sleep a potentially life-altering problem.
Even though you may prefer to warm things up before getting into bed, the thermostat can make or break your night’s sleep. When we sleep, our body temperature decreases to allow us to recharge and cycle through the sleep stages. In order to get to sleep faster, lowering our environmental temperature will help you get to sleep more quickly and provide a deeper sleep. Physiological changes begin to occur approximately 60 to 90 minutes before falling asleep when we allow our natural wake/sleep cycle occur. We begin to lose heat from our central core during this time without even noticing, which can bring on a feeling of tiredness. If your environment is too warm during this time, your body will waste energy trying to regulate its temperature, resulting in you staying awake or struggling to fall into a deep sleep. With the Briza MIK-07 EX in your bedroom, a perfect night’s sleep is just a click of a button away. Get the benefits of cool air without the drying effects of a traditional air conditioner.