So what’s the optimal body and room temperature to sleep?
Based on researchers, it should be 2-3 degrees lower than the ambient room temperature or about 65 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re one of those who likes piles of blankets, though, then the room temperature should be adjusted to 60.5 degrees.
The reason is, when were trying to snooze in your mattress, your body temperature also decreases to initiate sleep. If the room temperature is higher or lower than the recommended ones, the quality of your REM (rapid eye movement) stage is affected, so you get restless during your sleep.
If you have a baby, adjusting the room temperature between 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit and placing the crib away from the AC, fan or window can help lull them to sleep faster.
So how do you achieve and keep the right temperature?
1. Thermostats and heaters should be adjusted lower than 65 degrees before bed. Use room thermometers to reach just the right temperature.
2. Don’t perform any strenuous activities before bed. This will condition your body to relax and reduces the stress that comes with doing chores before bedtime.
3. Use a thicker than usual sheet or a thinner blanket to offer versatility to your body throughout the night. The heat can build up in your body if you use a warm blanket but it will be uncomfortable as your body switch from hot to cold if you shrug it off in the middle of the night.
4. Use a temperature-regulating mattress, sheets, pillowcases, mattress covers and blankets. Everything should be made of heat dissipating materials or fabrics. Call Mattress Sale Liquidators at 714-795-0837 to guide you in choosing the right Orange County mattress that includes temperature regulation as its feature.