When you think about how your body reacts to the way you sleep, you usually think about your sleeping posture. But it turns out that the actual temperature of your room is also very important!
How cool your room is when you sleep can have lasting effects on your health, and can relieve discomfort due to serious, debilitating conditions….
Drop The Unwanted Weight
According to the science reported in the video below, cooler air can actually boost your metabolism! When you sleep in a colder room, your body works extra hard to keep itself warm. That means you’ll burn more calories in your sleep to maintain and regulate your body temperature, which, in turn, helps you lose weight!
It has also been determined that the best way to maintain your body temperature is to sleep with your body covered with blankets and your head exposed to the cold air.
Help Relieve Symptoms Of Your Uncomfortable Health Issues
If you suffer from sleep apnea or fibromyalgia, then you know falling and staying asleep can be a bit of a struggle. The pain, discomfort and fear that surround falling asleep is crippling – even for those who experience relatively mild symptoms!
For those suffering from fibromyalgia, the chilly temperatures may be a bit to get used to, but the effects are noticeable. The cold air works to ease pain, like an all-over bag of peas! People with sleep apnea can also get relief, but the temperature needs to be just right.
What’s the perfect temperature, you ask?
According to a study published in the National Institutes of Health, those who slept in a room set to 60.8 degrees Farenheit had reduced symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. They also slept longer, had better “sleep efficiency,” and woke up feeling more alert in the morning!