You’re hot when I’m cold
If Katy Perry were to write a song about the best room temperature for better sleep, it may sound a little like this…
“Cause you’re hot when I’m cold, sleep cooler I’m told.
You’re yes when I’m no, which way should we go?
You’re in when I’m out, you sweat and you shout.
You’re up then you’re down, quit moving around.
You’re wrong when it’s right, I’m up the whole night!“
Try it a few times, it’s even better with background music. Okay, I’m not a songwriter but I do play one from time to time. There’s always something humming in my head. The voices in my head, they won’t go. Anyway, I digress, back to the day job. So, what do you think is the best room temperature for better sleep?
According to experts, cooler is better
Studies have found that in general, the ideal temperature, all year round, for sleeping better is quite cool, around 62 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit, that’s between 16 to 20 Celsius. Temperatures that fall too far below or above this range can lead to restlessness and disrupted sleep cycles.
Temperatures in this range help facilitate the decrease in core body temperature that in turn initiates sleepiness. A growing number of studies are finding that temperature regulation plays a role in many cases of chronic insomnia.
Researchers have shown, for example, that insomniacs tend to have a warmer core body temperature than normal sleepers just before bed, which leads to heightened arousal and a struggle to fall asleep.
For troubled sleepers, a cool room and a hot-water bottle placed at your feet, to give you warmth, actually helps lower core temperature and eliminates the impulsive need to raise the temperature. Some people like to wear socks. You may also want to try this before you reach for the thermostat.
Keep it cool with Gel in or on your mattress
People that sleep hot should avoid conventional memory foam mattresses and pillows. They are comfortable but they are also somewhat hot. Over the past several years, memory foams have been the hottest material in premium bedding – in more ways than one.
Memory foams have the ability to conform to your personal body shape, thereby providing customized comfort just where you need it. However, many people find that memory foams also tend to trap body heat, making them uncomfortably warm to sleep on.
If you want to maintain the best room temperature for better sleep, during the summer, then you should consider one of these options. Our Koosh ViscoGel is the latest bio-based natural memory foam that is infused with swirls of cooling gel. It’s cool and comfortable. If you like it even cooler try a layer of our solid blue NeoGel on top of the ViscoGel memory foam. You can also put socks on your feet as cold feet, in particular, can be very disruptive to sleep. It works for me; especially, during the colder winter months.
While most sleep experts advocate for a slightly chilly room for optimal sleep quality, the truth of it is that the ideal temperature varies from person to person. Other things (clothes, covers, sleep surface, body temperature) also come into play.
If you want to sleep better, you don’t have to fight with your sleep partner. All you have to do is ask them to read our blog or give us a call. As a custom sleep manufacturer, we have many options that can be used to give both of you what you need or want to sleep better, on your side of the bed.
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