How Can You Find Your Optimal Sleep Temperature?

Jun 17, 2022

Is it a struggle to remain comfortable throughout the night? Or do you continuously find yourself waking up in a sweat? Note that spicy food and even some medications can bring on night sweats. So, if you constantly awaken to abnormal sweating, that isn’t your body reacting to your surroundings, medications, or a spicy meal; you should consider seeking medical assistance. With that said, New Albany Heating & Cooling is available and prepared to guarantee your home’s atmosphere is at its peak, giving you the blessing of quality sleep. Our HVAC experts have some hot, or better yet, “cool” tips to keep maintaining sleep this summer a breeze!

What Perks Does Sleeping With a Fan Bring?

The most desirable perk of operating a fan as you snooze away is the sensation of cool air directly hitting your skin, keeping you cool and calm for a more restful sleep experience. You will find a portable fan is more enjoyable than one that is fixated because it can better adapt to your needs; this is not to say that ceiling fans are entirely worthless. Remember to check all fan blades, ensuring they remain clean because dust and other microscopic contaminants can cause problems for your health and comfort. Clean fan blades are further resourceful in that they help to mask musty air, facilitating a less stale and better-smelling environment. I don’t know about you, but while all these perks are great, I’m a fan of fans primarily for the noise it produces. Like white noise, fans can block out other potentially disruptive surrounding sounds that may otherwise disturb a light sleeper.

What Influence Does the Temperature Of My Home Have On My Sleep?

Harvard Medical School researchers uncovered that your body temperature declines precisely before falling asleep. Your body’s core temperature lowers 1 to 2°F as a source of conserving energy. So while some people may prefer a toasty home, colder surroundings are proven to be more beneficial for sleeping than a warm indoor environment, permitting your body to achieve and maintain this sleep-promoting core temperature more effectively. While we have yet to formulate a secret recipe or cure for aging, rooms kept between 60 and 68 degrees encourage our bodies to manufacture melatonin. Melatonin brings about good sleep, and it is also a powerful anti-aging hormone! Not only that, but there is a genuine connection between melatonin and serotonin! Melatonin originates from serotonin, a known mood-enhancer. When these hormones team up, they not only offer us more prosperous sleep but a general feeling of happiness as well. And, if you happen to live with anyone that often complains of being “too cold” in your home this summer, offer them a blanket, and feel free to use this knowledge as a center for preserving the cool indoor environment you adore so much!

Why Utilize a Smart/Programmable Thermostat This Summer?

All sleep levels play an essential role, but the most famous and preferable level of sleep is REM sleep. REM sleep arouses the regions of your brain that reinforce healthy brain growth and emotional processing. Any constant tossing and turning resulting from an uncomfortable household atmosphere will often deter REM sleep. If dozing off and staying asleep feels hopeless, a new and improved thermostat may be the way to achieve and maintain optimal sleep. In addition, more efficient control of the temperature within your home delivers more desirable relaxation and sleep levels by automatically cooling down your environment before bed. Moreover, you can simultaneously program a smart thermostat to warm up your home environment. Waking up in a warmer home will require less effort from you due to the heat’s tendency to push your body to become more alert.

Are you ready to get more quality sleep and get the most out of your HVAC system? If so, call New Albany Heating & Cooling today at (614) 636-5002, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! Our exceptional service technicians have vast HVAC knowledge and can help you sustain more abundant comfort and sleep this summer, no matter how hot or sticky Ohio’s weather may become. Just remember, if you want to promote a quality life, it is essential to maximize high-quality sleep!