I have a question for you: do you run hot or cold in bed?
What kind of a question is that, you may be wondering? Well, it seems that temperature in the room you sleep in does play an important role in getting a great night’s sleep. That’s in addition to using the right mattress, of course, which we all know you can purchase at Vermont Bedrooms, located in Rutland, Vermont. Or by purchasing right here on the Vermont Bedrooms website. You know I had to add that last part in, of course!
But, yeah, in addition to sleeping on the right mattress, the temperature of the room you sleep in does play an important role in the quality of sleep you get. But, what is that, so called, perfect temperature? In a typical situation, one person may say the bedroom is too cold and the other says it’s too hot. Probably not a relationship-destroying problem, but it can be an issue.
But, the fact is that getting a poor night’s sleep can affect our health, cognitive functioning and more. So, yeah…it is a problem. We need to address the problem of temperature in our sleeping environment. But, what is that perfect temperature?
Unfortunately, that “perfect” temperature doesn’t really exist. But, we can come close.
Researchers have found that people tend to sleep better in colder environments compared with those in hot and humid conditions. A study of people with some sleep disorders found that they slept longer in temperatures of 61 degrees Fahrenheit versus 75 degrees. Those sleeping in colder rooms were found to be more alert the next day.
It was found the body undergoes several changes at night to ease into sleep. Core and brain temperatures decrease by several degrees, along with a drop in heart rate and blood sugar. Attempting to sleep in a hot room fights against that natural process. It may go so far as to develop into full-blown insomnia which is sometimes linked to a disruption of the body’s heat-regulation cycles.
Okay, but when we say we can come close to figuring out the “perfect temperature,” what do we actually mean? Well, according to a recommendation by the Cleveland Clinic and the National Sleep Foundation, the ideal range is between 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Yes, a range is the best they can do but it’s still something you can work with. Start by getting the room as close to about 65 degrees and experiment from there. At the very least, try getting the room somewhat lower than the temperature you feel comfortable during the day.
Of course, that doesn’t solve the individual preferences between you and your sleeping partner, but does come close. In addition, Vermont Bedrooms can help by suggesting the right mattress for your situation. Today’s mattress technology can help regulate a comfortable sleep temperature, as well as offer the right level of support.
So, regarding the original question as to whether you run hot or cold in bed, the answer may simply be to run to Vermont Bedrooms in Rutland, Vermont for a consultation. Or, feel free to call us at 1-800-520-BEDS (2337) and speak with someone before ordering a mattress online. There’s so much more to getting a great night’s sleep and we can help you with that.