Cool sleep equals quality sleep and has other benefits

Those who like to drop their thermostat to cool at night have the right idea, according to research.

Cool sleep equals quality sleep and has other benefitsDr. Christopher Winter, director of Charlottesville Neurology & Sleep Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, and author of “The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It,” says the ideal temperature for sleep is cool between 60 F and 67 F. Anything above 75 F or below 54 F can disrupt sleep, reports the website Simplemost.

The reason is simple: Your body cools when it’s time for bed. As it cools, it brings feelings of tiredness. Being in a cool room will bring about those changes more quickly. And if your body isn’t trying to regulate itself in a too hot or too cold room, you will sleep better.

Sleeping in a cool room has other benefits, as well. Science shows it can decrease insomnia, release more melatonin (which also acts as an anti-aging hormone) and burn more calories, lowering the risk of metabolic diseases like diabetes, reports Simplemost.

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