When you settle into bed at night, you may find yourself tossing and turning only to wake up tired. It happens to many people, but did you know that changing your temperature could help you achieve a good night’s sleep? With a few easy actions, you can improve the quality of your sleep and finally wake up in the morning feeling refreshed.
The Recommended Temperature
The first thing you can do to find your sleep temperature is to make sure you’re in the widely known average range for optimal sleep. As humans, our body heat is around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. However, When we sleep, our body temperature drops and creates sleep hormones that give us a good night’s rest. That’s why warmer temperatures can disrupt our sleep and cause us to toss and turn uncontrollably. The recommended range for optimal sleep is 60 to 70 degrees. However, narrowing it down to your specific number will take a little hands-on work.
Track Your Sleep Temperature
The best way to find your optimal sleep temperature is to track your temperature for a week. During this process, you will jot down everything that affects your sleep temperature and patterns.
One thing that tends to be the cause of poor sleep efficiency is your covers. If you find yourself outside of your covers when you wake up, that’s a sign from your body that you’re too hot when you sleep and may have to switch to lighter sheets.
Other noteworthy variables are the ceiling fan speed and air quality. Keeping your room cooled to an appropriate temperature is influenced by how cool your fan keeps you. Also, good air quality can decrease humidity which will make you uncomfortable during sleep. Once you have your sleep data throughout the week in order, you can improve on the things that aren’t helping, as well as the things that are.
We’ll Help You Sleep Better
Hawk Heating & Air Conditioning has over 19 years of experience in aiding the people of Galt, CA reach their optimal sleep temperature. We strive to achieve exemplary customer service while producing heating, cooling, and indoor air quality solutions at a fair price. So if you’re tired of having sleepless nights, call us today.