Community//

10 Scientific Reasons Why Sleeping in a Cold Room Is Better for Your Health

Getting a good night's sleep is important for your physical and mental health, so you might want to give this one a shot for the sake of your body and mind. Apparently, sleeping in a cold room is preferable to sleeping in a hot room for a variety of reasons, but all of them have to do with your quality of sleep. And I mean, if you're going to sleep, you might as well do it right, right? Here are some scientific reasons why you should always try to sleep in a cold room.

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres on our open platform. We publish pieces as written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team and must meet our guidelines prior to being published.

According to Dr. Christopher Winter, the Medical Director at Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine, our bedroom temperatures should register between 60 to 67 degrees for optimal shuteye. If we drift above 75 degrees or below 54 degrees, our sleep can suffer.

Why? It has to do with how our body temperature changes throughout the day. We may think our internal temps is fairly static, but not so. Over a 24 hour period, the temperature of our bodies naturally peak and decline. Our body temperatures are at their highest in the early afternoon and reach their lowest around 5 a.m. When falling asleep, our bodies naturally cool off. So, getting and keeping our bodies at lower temperatures faster promotes deeper sleep.

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your physical and mental health, so you might want to give this one a shot for the sake of your body and mind. Apparently, sleeping in a cold room is preferable to sleeping in a hot room for a variety of reasons, but all of them have to do with your quality of sleep. And I mean, if you’re going to sleep, you might as well do it right, right? Here are some scientific reasons why you should always try to sleep in a cold room.

1. It can result in deeper and uninterrupted sleep.

When we are in a deep sleep, our body does essential tasks like cellular repair and memory consolidation, but is unable to regulate our body temperature. An increase in the temperature can wake us up from our deep sleep, so being in a cool room decreases the chances that that will happen.

2. It could help prevent insomnia.

Studies point out that several forms of insomnia are actually associated with higher body temperatures. Many insomniacs have difficulty regulating their body temperature, limiting their ability to lose heat. By making our bedrooms cooler, we can aid our bodies in cooling down and help induce sleep.

>>> CONTINUE READING…

..

sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression, sleep, health, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, yoga, productivity, health care, mental health, science, food, insomnia, depression,

    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    You might also like...

    Community//

    The 10 Reasons Why Sleeping in a Cold Room Is Better for You

    by Sandrine Fisher
    Africa Studio/Shutterstock
    Sleep Well//

    What to Do When You’re Too Hot or Cold to Sleep

    by Shelly Ibach (Sponsored By Sleep Number)
    sleep
    Community//

    A 4-Step Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep

    by Doctor Mike Varshavski
    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.