Ideal Bedroom Sleeping Temperature

Posted on September 15, 2012 by Tim Doyle | 0 Comments

By now, you are used to the old suggestions for a better night sleep; get plenty of exercise, avoid caffeine, drink a warm glass of milk before bed, etc. However, not many people consider the ideal sleeping temperature of the bedroom. And, if it is considered, it is usually too cold or too hot. To make matters worse, couples may have different opinions of what the "right" temperature is. If nothing else, hopefully this article can serve the purpose of a "I told you so"...

According to studies, the ideal sleeping temperature is between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The possibility of a restlessness night sleep, increases as you deviate from this range. This cooler temperature decreases our body temperature, which promotes sleepiness. Many researchers suggest that temperature control is an important factor in chronic insomniacs. 

For those of us who do not suffer with insomnia, cooler room temperatures increase the temperature of our extremities. Many people refer to this ideal sleeping temperature as thermally neutral. This means that our bodies do not need to create heat. LIkewise, we do not need to expel energy to maintain our core temperatures. 

If you and your significant other cannot agree on the "right" temperature of the bedroom, there are ways to cure this:

1. Sleep in separate bedrooms
2. Use separate duvets
3. Buy a couples comforter 
4. Wear more/less clothes to bed
5. Steal the comforter from your partner

As you know, sleeping in different bedrooms is not ideal. Hopefully, you and your significant other have roughly the same core temperatures and can agree on what to set the thermostat at...

Do you and your partner argue about the right temperature of the bedroom?

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