Summertime in Odessa. It’s hot and dry during the day, but it’s seemingly just as hot at night. When overnight lows are in the 70s, you’re probably in for a night of tossing and turning – unless you have your air conditioning precisely tuned to the right temperature. In this post, we’ll take a look at how you can find that perfect sleep temperature. The one where you’re able to get a good night’s rest without spending a fortune on your electricity costs.
If you aren’t getting enough sleep, or enough good sleep, there could be several potential issues. Too much caffeine or stress, or even a sugar or carb high can lead to poor sleep. But so can the wrong temperature. Ideally, your bedroom temperature should be between 60 and 67 degrees. Cooling down at the end of the day (which happens naturally outside) signals to your body that it’s time for bed.
6 HEALTH BENEFITS
Keeping a comfortable temperature and getting lots of sleep is good for your overall health and quality of life for a variety of reasons:
- Insomnia: No one wants to be awake all night then tired all day, but that’s what happens when you can’t fall asleep. A cooler room will ease your body temperature down, making it easier to fall asleep.
- Melatonin: Melatonin is a hormone released when your body wants to go to sleep. It also helps fight cancer, heart disease, and other ailments as we age. Studies show a cooler room helps your body produce more melatonin.
- Metabolism: A cooler room will help increase your metabolism (the rate at which your body digests food). This can actually help you lose weight! It’s also been shown that sleeping in a cooler room will help you burn fat during the day.
- Diabetes: Following up on our last point, losing weight is a great idea for those who suffer from type 2 diabetes. Losing weight is hard, but any little thing can help. While metabolism helps burn fat, it also helps you maintain “good fat” that’s important for your health.
- Productivity: You need energy for your workday and a good night’s sleep will help! You can forget the need to nap during the day if a properly cooled room helps you sleep at night. You’ll fall asleep faster, enjoy deeper sleep, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling refreshed.
- Stress/Depression: Stress and depression can lead to poor sleep, and poor sleep can lead to stress and depression. As the saying goes, “It’s a very vicious cycle”. Avoid it by finding your ideal sleep temperature.
YOUR SLEEP TEMPERATURE
Remember, the best range is typically between 60 and 67 degrees. Use that as a starting point, then see how well you sleep each night. You might start at 67 for a couple of nights and record how well you slept each night. Eventually, you’ll find your ideal temperature.
THE HIGHER STANDARD
At The Darville Company, we offer a variety of HVAC products to help you find that perfect temperature. State of the art thermostats will even let you set the temp on your phone. To make an appointment with one of our experts, call us today at 432-580-9675. The Darville Company is the Higher Standard.