According to research, your body temperature drops at night in preparation for sleep. As a result, your blood vessels relax while you sleep, lowering your body temperature. This is why sleeping in a cool environment at night is preferable to many. Considering all of this, there must be a specific optimal sleeping temperature. Because natural bodily temperatures vary from person to person, determining your ideal sleeping temperature might take time. Therefore, Fairfield-Hamilton Heating & Cooling has taken on the duty of supplying you with the following information so that you may quickly discover your optimal sleep temperature.
Why Should You Find Your Optimal Sleep Temperature?
Because it’s so hot in the summer, keeping the air conditioner on at a lower level all of the time is all too easy. As a result, to save energy, the Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 78 degrees at night during the summer season. Although setting your temperature to 78 degrees may help you save money on your energy bill, this setting can prove rather uncomfortable. So remember that everyone has different preferences, and you can discern what is best for you. Studies show that the best sleep temperature is between 60 and 67 degrees. So we recommend starting in this range and adjusting according to what works for you. But keep in mind that lowering your home’s temperature to 60 degrees is on the lowest end of that recommendation. So while that might be just right for your taste, it will raise your AC’s energy consumption.
What Other Ways Can You Boost Your Sleep Quality?
Don’t underestimate the power of good window treatments when attempting to lower your bedroom’s temperature. To keep your room cool, consider using blackout curtains. They not only block light out but also serve as an additional layer of protection to keep solar heat out. A cooling pillow or blanket can also be used to regulate body temperature. Furthermore, when you utilize a fan, it will help maintain cool room temperatures and reduce energy consumption. And last but not least, think about your pajamas. They have the power to make you feel relaxed and calm or warm and toasty. Depending on if you are a warm or cold sleeper, it may benefit you to invest in higher-quality pajamas made out of silk, quality cotton, or linen.
How Can a Smart Thermostat Better Your Sleep Quality?
The smart thermostat is a fantastic piece of technology. It’s a straightforward method to keep your home cool (or warm). You may change the temperature directly on your thermostat or through an app on your phone. So, if you’re in bed one night and decide you want to lower the heat, you won’t have to inconvenience yourself by getting out of bed. You can also pre-program your thermostat to lower the temperature every night and return to normal in the morning. You may pre-program it so you don’t have to worry about changing it back and forth every day. Fortunately, smart thermostats are inexpensive, with several alternatives available! For further details, contact us as soon as you are able to!
It’s possible that determining your ideal sleeping temperature will be a trial and error process. So don’t give up on finding the optimal temperature for you. All good things take time! Remember that trying out the techniques and ideas outlined above may help you sleep more comfortably. Additionally, if you try turning your thermostat down to 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit, test it on one setting for a night or two before gradually increasing it by one degree each night until you find the best temperature. Fairfield-Hamilton Heating & Cooling is open 24/7, 365 days a year! So if you have any questions or HVAC concerns, call us today at (513) 540-1716, or schedule an appointment online by clicking here!