After a long and tiring day, trying to maintain a perfect balance between our personal and professional life, we all look forward to some sound sleep at night.
A good night sleep for 6-7 hours every night is not only necessary for our physical health but is also important for our mental well-being.
Now imagine this- You are extremely tired and somehow manage to finish all your chores so that you could finally hit the hay. But when you hit the bed, you couldn’t sleep a wink.
Next time you get stuck in a similar situation, adjust your room temperature and see if it makes any difference.
02/4The ideal temperature
As per science, bedroom temperature should be around 67 degrees Fahrenheit (19 degree Celcius) for optimal sleep at night. This temperature is not too hot or too cold and is comfortable to fall asleep.
03/4How room temperature affects our sleep
Most of us are not aware of this, but our room temperature can also disrupt our sweet slumber at night. For some, the temperature has to be just right to get some good shut-eye.
This is because we begin to cool down at night, right before it is time to go to sleep. The process of cooling down continues until it reaches its low point at 5 am. Our body cools by expanding the blood vessels present under our skin.
If the room temperature while sleeping is too hot or too cold, it impacts the internal temperature of the body, disrupting our sleep. So, a cool room helps our body to settle into easily and sleep peacefully throughout the night.
Infants may need a slightly higher room temperature than adults. But they can still manage in if they are wearing full clothes.
What else you can do for good sleep
Apart from adjusting your room temperature, make sure your bedroom is dark and quiet. Your mattress should be comfortable and try to use cotton bedsheet, especially during the summer season.
Even after doing all these things, if you are finding it difficult to fall asleep then wear a pair of socks and put a warm bottle of water near your legs. If you find it difficult to fall asleep often or wake up after two-three hours, then try some home remedies or consult your doctor.