Sleeping in a Cold Room: Is it Good For Your Health?
November 01, 2018
If you’ve heard that sleeping in a cold room is good for your health, you’ve heard correctly.
Most experts on the subject agree that a temperature between 60° F and 67° F is optimal for sleep (and your overall health).
That said, you definitely don’t want to go too much below or above that range—anything below 54° and anything above 75° is actually disruptive to your sleep.
In this article, we’ll explain the health benefits of sleeping in a cold room and how you can automate your room temperature to ensure a good night’s sleep every night.
Health benefits from sleeping in a cold room
Health benefits of sleeping in a cold room include:
- You’ll have a deeper sleep
- You’ll have a lower risk for metabolic disease
- You’ll reduce the effects of aging
Let’s go into more detail about each of these points.
You’ll have a deeper sleep
Know that feeling when you wake up totally rested? Well, you’ll experience it more frequently by sleeping in a cold temperature.
According to a study by BioMed Central, sleep is most likely to happen when your core body temperature decreases.
When your body temperature is lowered, your body can fall asleep, and stay asleep, longer.
You’ll have a lower risk for metabolic disease
One study conducted by diabetes researchers found that sleeping in a room set to 66° degrees can prevent metabolic diseases.
The researchers discovered that participants doubled their amount of brown fat (the good kind of fat), which helps the body store fewer calories. Over time, an increased amount of brown fat and fewer calories can reduce the risk for metabolic diseases.
You’ll reduce the effects of aging
According to HuffPost, sleeping in a room that’s warmer than 70° will disrupt the release of your body’s main anti-aging hormones—melatonin and growth hormone.
When you sleep in total darkness, your body releases melatonin, which helps your body’s internal temperature drop.
As your body’s temperature drops, the growth hormone is released and it works its anti-aging magic on your body.
Want to reap these health benefits? Stay cool with these 2 tips…
Now that you know the health benefits of sleeping in a cold room, we’ll share 2 tips that will save you money and hassle...
Tip #1: Get your AC maintained regularly
Setting your temperature to 60° and 67° every night can get pretty expensive—especially here in Tampa.
But you can reduce some of that expense by getting your AC maintained regularly (at least once per year).
Here’s how regular AC maintenance saves you money:
- Getting regular maintenance can lower your air conditioner's energy consumption by 5% to 15%, which results in lower energy bills
- Your AC won’t break down as much because the parts have been tested and cleaned, which means you’ll spend less money on repairs
Tip #2: Consider a programmable thermostat to automate your sleeping temperature
Constantly adjusting your thermostat every night can be a hassle. Plus, you’ll likely forget to turn down your thermostat down some nights.
A programmable thermostat can save you the trouble of having to constantly tweak your temperature every night.
With a programmable thermostat, you can set a nightly cooling schedule, so that your AC cools your home to a set temperature every night. Once you set that schedule, you won’t even have to look at the thermostat!
Need an AC tune-up? Or interested in a programmable thermostat?
We can answer any questions you have about AC maintenance or installing a programmable thermostat in your home.
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