According to an article written by Dr. Christopher Winter, medical director of Charlottesville Neurology & Sleep Medicine, and published by the Huffington Post, the temperature in our bedroom can make a huge difference in how well we feel. quality of our sleep.
Although most of us don’t pay much attention to the temperature in our bedrooms, even if it’s comfortable, Winter says our bedrooms should be between 16ºC and 19ºC to optimize our sleep.
If the temperature is above 24ºC or below 13ºC, it is very possible that we have problems sleeping well.
Why does the number on the thermostat matter so much? It turns out that our body temperatures peak and then drop by a cycle lasting 24 hours.
In this way, our bodies reach their highest temperature in the late afternoon, and their lowest point around 5 in the morning.
Sleep usually begins when our body temperature drops, so sleeping in a cooler room may help us fall asleep more quickly.
If getting more sleep isn’t enough for you, here are other reasons why you should sleep in a cool room:
You will have a more restful sleep
Research conducted at the University of South Australia found that certain forms of insomnia occur due to a poor regulation of body temperature.
If you have trouble falling asleep at night, a cooler room may help cool your body down enough for a deeper level of restful sleep.
It will make you look younger
Sleeping in a room with a temperature of more than 21ºC prevent the body from releasing melatoninone of the best anti-aging hormones that our body has.
It can help you lose weight
According to the Huffington Post, Dr. Natasha Turner says that as the body’s temperature drops, so does the stress hormone (cortisol) to healthy levels.
If you don’t get enough sleep, you’ll wake up with cortisol levels that are too high, making it more likely that you’ll have anxiety throughout the day.
Reduces the risk of metabolic disease
A study found that sleeping in a room at 19ºC can help prevent certain metabolic diseases such as diabetes. Participants not only burned more calories when awake, but also nearly doubled their amount of brown fat or healthy fat, which allows the body to store fewer calories. Over time, this can reduce the risk of metabolic diseases.