Are you able to fall asleep at night but wake up numerous times before morning? You may be keeping your bedroom temperature too warm. The National Sleep Foundation explains that as you get sleepy in the evening, your body temperature naturally starts to drop and keeps dropping through the night, and early in the morning, your body temperature starts to climb in order to wake up. Because of this pattern, the temperature in your bedroom can make or break how deep you are able to sleep. If the room is too warm, it can interrupt your body’s natural dip and make you wake up.
What’s the ideal temperature for your bedroom?
Experts including Dr. Oz say not to set the thermostat for higher than 68, but that lower than that is even better for sleeping. This is the temperature that will allow your body to follow its natural dip to lull you into deep sleep.
How can you remember to lower the thermostat?
As tempting as it is to raise the thermostat as your body temperature starts to drop in the evening, it will only lead to poor sleep in the middle of the night. Turning down the thermostat before you go to bed each night will help you sleep better and also help lower your energy bills. Many of us are busy and have a hard time remembering to change the thermostat, so consider purchasing a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat and program it to drop a few degrees at the time when you get into bed.
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