Science shows that during bedtime, your body temperature drops to get your body ready to rest. For instance, your blood vessels expand while you are sleeping, and your body temperature decreases. This is why sleeping in a cool room is so soothing during bedtime. With that in mind, surely this means there’s an optimal sleeping temperature to set the thermostat on every night, right? While this is true, natural body temperatures differ from person to person. So it may take a little trial and error to find the perfect sleeping temperature for you. We have taken it upon ourselves at Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling to provide you with the following information to make finding your optimal sleep temperature easier.
What Temperature Should You Set Your Thermostat On For Bedtime?
Since it’s so hot in the summertime, it’s easy to want to run the AC at lower temperatures continually. Therefore, the Department of Energy actually suggests homeowners set their thermostats to 78 degrees during the summer season to reduce energy consumption. However, although this may help conserve energy, studies show that the optimal sleep temperature is between 60 and 67 degrees. It’s true that this range may not necessarily produce savings on your energy bill, but it can help to provide you with better quality of sleep. Thus enabling your body to get the rest and rejuvenation it needs.
What Are Some Additional Tips & Tricks To Keeping a Bedroom Cool?
- You can use blackout curtains to help keep your overall bedroom temperature cooler.
- You can use a cooling pillow or blanket to regulate your body’s temperature.
- You can use a fan to lower energy consumption while also keeping you cool.
- You can use sleep attire with light, comfortable and breathable fabric (i.e., silk, cotton, or linen).
What Is the Advantage Of a Smart Thermostat?
Smart thermostats are fantastic components to utilize nowadays. They are an easy way to keep your home cooled (or heated) at a moment’s notice. You can control your home’s temperature directly from the thermostat or through the convenience of an app on your phone. So if you are already in bed one night and feel the need to lower the temperature, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your bed to do so. Furthermore, smart thermostats are excellent for their ability to program different settings for different times of the day or week. For example, you can pre-program your thermostat to lower the temperature by itself every night and go back to its daytime setting in the morning. You can manage all this without having to remember to adjust it yourself daily. The good news is that smart thermostats are reasonably priced, and there are quite a few options available on the market! Call us today for more information!
Finding your perfect sleeping temperature can be a process. Don’t get discouraged on your journey to finding the best sleeping temperature that works for you and your family. We suggest taking it one step at a time and trying out the tips & tricks listed above to aid you in sleeping more soundly. In addition, as you aim to set your thermostat on the suggested range of 60-67 degrees, try using it on one setting for a night or two, then adjust accordingly by one degree every night or so until you find the perfect temperature suitable to your preferences. If we can be of further assistance, we are open 24/7, 365 days a year. So call Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling today at (937) 412-2911, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!