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Is Your Home's Temperature Affecting How You Sleep At Night?


Find yourself tossing and turning at night? Wake up feeling exhausted? Can’t seem to get through the day without dozing off? These are all signs you’re not getting a restful night’s sleep and it might have something to do with the temperature inside your house. See below to find out how you should be setting your thermostat so you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.

 

Too Hot

If you typically set your thermostat higher than 67°F overnight, chances are, you’ve tossed and turned because you were too warm. You might even find yourself waking up in sweat and this time, it’s not because of that bad dream you had. Try lowering it a few degrees to see if it helps you sleep longer and more comfortably.

 

Too Cold

On the other hand, if you set the thermostat lower than 60°F, it could also be affecting how you sleep. While most doctors do recommend cooler air for a better sleeping environment, they draw the line at 60°. If you find yourself freezing during the night and your down comforter and flannel blankets aren’t doing the trick, raise the temperature a few degrees.

 

Just Right

Most sleep professionals suggest the ideal temperature for sleeping is somewhere between 60° and 67°F, depending on personal preference. And yes, it does make a difference especially when it comes to REM sleep. Think of your bedroom as a cave - it should be quiet, cool and dark, but don’t forget going too cool can also have negative effects.

 

Having trouble getting your heating system to keep a constant temperature throughout the night? Don’t go another night without getting the sleep you need to function properly. Call on the heating experts at Rusk Heating & Cooling today and we’ll get things back up and running right away.