How Can You Find Your Optimal Sleep Temperature?

Jun 17, 2022 | Sleep, Blog, LRF, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Temperature, Thermostat, Tips & Tricks

If you’re looking for some tips on how to get better sleep, you’ve come to the right place. To get deep, restful sleep, your body temperature needs to drop slightly. This is why we tend to sleep better in cooler environments. So from an HVAC perspective, this means there is likely a recommended sleeping temperature for homeowners to use. You may be thinking, “What is it?” Keep in mind that everyone’s natural body temperature and personal sleeping preferences are different, so finding the optimal temperature for your sleep can be tricky. However, rest assured your LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling experts have got you taken care of! Keep reading the information we have compiled below to assist you as you embark on your journey to discovering a better quality of sleep.

What Type Of Sleeper Are You: Hot Or Cold?

There are two types of sleepers. These are called hot sleepers or cold sleepers. Before we go through the process of finding your optimal sleeping temperature, it would be best to know which sleeper you resonate the most with. Differentiating between the two will help you to understand what additional strategies you can apply to get the most out of your sleep. First, let’s talk about hot sleepers. Hot sleepers generally do not take a lot of time to fall asleep. Therefore, drowsiness comes easily to them. Being covered in a blanket is not necessary as they do not get cold easily, so blankets are not a prerequisite for falling asleep. Cold sleepers, on the other hand, are the polar opposite. Cozy bedding, pajamas, and multiple blankets are necessary before a cold sleeper is whisked off to dreamland.

What Is the Optimal Temperature To Sleep In?

Per the National Sleep Foundation, your optimal sleep temperature can be found within the 60-67 degree range. Since there is not one specific temperature but rather a suggested range, it may take a bit of experimentation on your part before you find your optimal temperature. You can start by choosing a temperature within that range, trying it out for a night or two, then raise or lower the temperature by a degree every couple of nights until you land on the magic temperature that best suits your sleeping needs! If you find yourself well-rested, rejuvenated, and feel as if you had slept soundly the night through, chances are you have found your most optimal sleeping temperature!

What Are Some Additional Techniques You Can Apply For Getting Better Sleep?

To promote deeper, uninterrupted sleep, here are a few more tips and tricks you might find useful:

  • Blackout Drapes: Many people use blackout drapes to keep sunlight out of their rooms. But the purpose of blackout drapes is two-fold. They block out light and solar heat, which leads to cooler room temperatures.
  • High-quality Sleepwear: Good-quality sleepwear is often overlooked and underestimated. Higher-quality fabrics such as silk, linen, or bamboo are great options as they keep the body warm without overheating it.
  • High-quality Bedding: The same concept that applies to sleepwear also applies to bedding. You’d be surprised to find how comfortable Egyptian cotton or silk sheets can be!
  • Electric or Ceiling Fans: Fans are multipurpose in that they help maintain cooler room temperatures, boost air circulation, and suffice as a white noise maker. If you’ve never tried using a fan before, we recommend trying it out! As a bonus, you may even see a slight decrease in your energy bill as they help reduce your A/C unit’s energy consumption.

No matter what your HVAC needs are, LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling is here to assist you. We value each of our customers and want nothing but the best for you, your home, and your family! This includes your sleep cycle and, ultimately, your overall health! So what are you waiting for? Don’t sleep on the chance to be provided with excellent customer service. You can reach us at (614) 837-4822 or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!