With the summer heat at its most intense, it’s important to make sure you’re getting a good night’s sleep and plenty of rest – the best way to achieve that is with a cool room! While it may seem impossible to cool your bedroom down at this time of year, it’s possible with a Briza, and without the moisture-sucking effects of a traditional air conditioner. Just what are the benefits of a cooler room for sleep? Keep reading to find out!
Fall Asleep Quickly
As nighttime approaches, our body temperature naturally drops, signalling that it’s time to slow down and get some rest. By keeping your bedroom cooler, you’re reinforcing your body’s natural instinct to sleep. If the room is too hot, it could block that signal and cause you to take longer to fall asleep.
Improve Sleep Quality
Your body temperature bottoms out right before bed, and will naturally rise as you get closer to waking. The rise in body temperature can cause people to feel like they’re ‘sleeping hot.’ If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat, you know how disruptive that can be! If you keep your bedroom cooler and regulate the temperature throughout the night, you’ll find that your overall sleep quality improves.
Another way that keeping your room cool can improve the quality of your sleep is by stimulating melatonin production. It turns out that rooms with temperatures in the range of 60 to 68 degrees stimulate the production of melatonin, which encourages sleep.
Melatonin isn’t just important for sleep – it’s also a powerful anti-aging hormone! You’ll sleep better and look better in the long run with a cooler room.
Prevent Metabolic Disease
Sleeping in a cold room can help prevent weight gain, and even help you with weight loss goals. When your room is set to an optimal, cooler temperature, the melatonin your body produces will cause your body to store ‘beige fat,’ which helps you burn calories instead of storing them. Who knew that you could burn extra calories while you sleep!?
Decreased Risk of Disease
Conditions like type 2 diabetes are on the rise, so we like to pay attention to any tips about decreasing our risk. In addition to cooler temperatures causing your body to burn more calories while you sleep, it also increases insulin sensitivity, which lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes.
A stressful day and an overactive brain aren’t the only things keeping you awake at night. Studies show that people who suffer from insomnia tend to have a warmer core body temperature before falling asleep than ‘normal’ people.
Our bodies cool off in the evening in anticipation of sleep. But if your body automatically runs hot, you’ll have to alter your environment to cool your body temperature down enough to signal that it’s time for bed.