Fact: The Temperature of Your Home Can Affect Your Sleep

According to the American Sleep Association, nearly 70 million Americans suffer from sleep

disorders. Thirty-percent of American adults suffer from insomnia, which is just one of the many sleep-related complications that exist. Other factors that can affect how well you sleep include:

  • Poor food choices 
  • Late-night usage of electronics
  • Excessive stress
  • Longer than normal work hours
  • Poor sleep environment

Alongside the list above, the temperature of your bedroom can also affect your sleep. How cool or warm your bedroom feels can diminish your night of sleep or prolong it. Since sleep is integral to being focused and alert, it’s important to know what temperature helps you sleep best. 

When creating a prime sleep environment, a good rule of thumb is to create an atmosphere that is cool, dark, and quiet. Your body naturally begins cooling itself when you are trying to fall asleep. Therefore, if you keep the temperature in your bedroom cooler rather than warmer, it will be much easier to get to sleep and avoid restlessness or insomnia.

To sleep, we need to drop our internal temperatures slightly to 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit.

Maintaining a cool environment is important to maintain healthy sleeping habits. While some

people may prefer it to be warmer while sleeping, if the environment is too humid and stuffy,

you may end up having trouble falling to sleep.

There are a lot of factors can affect your sleep, but a big one is the temperature of your home. Take one factor out of play by contacting Max C. Smith Company today for a winter tune-up. With our help, you can start adjusting the temperature in your home and finally get a good night’s rest!