How Room Temperature Affects Your Sleep

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Sleep is a natural state of your mind and body. It is in relation to the condition of muscle relaxation and decreased awareness of environmental stimuli.

According to studies, the temperature of your room contributes to the quality of your sleep. It is said that melatonin, the hormone responsible for regulating the sleeping and waking cycle, is released by the pineal gland. As our body prepares itself for sleep, its temperature goes down by one or 2 degrees lower. This begins during late afternoon onwards in the evening. Our bodies have the ability to adjust its temperature and is able to push heat to the limit and because of that, the body experiences drowsiness and sleep itself.

Regulating internal temperature is such an amazing fact about our body’s design.

One of the main factors that influences our sleep is temperature. When it’s hot, our body has a difficulty dropping heat and cool itself. No wonder it’s hard to sleep during when it’s warm nights.

The best temperature that helps induce sleep is said to be at 18 – 23 Celsius (65 – 75 Fahrenheit) according to scientists. Setting your room temperature to this degree helps makes you comfortable.

Experts also recommend keeping rooms to be cave-like as possible, meaning you keep your room dark and with less noise penetrating its walls. We recommend that you block the light coming from outside your window.

If your problem is humidity, purchase a dehumidifier to bring the level of humidity inside your room.