Getting the right amount of sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. A lack of sleep has been linked to higher stress levels and mental health issues like depression. At Crest Air, we recognize that room temperature plays an important role in the quality of your rest. If your room gets too hot or too cold, it can disrupt your sleeping pattern and increase the chances that you will hit the snooze button in the morning.
Working With the Natural Sleep Cycle
Your body prepares itself for sleep in several ways. As the sun sets, melatonin levels increase, and you start to feel tired. At the same time, your core body temperature begins to decrease. In the middle of the night, it is normal for your temperature to go as much as 2 degrees lower than the normal 98.6.
You have probably heard about the importance of REM sleep, the time of deepest sleep in your sleep cycle. This is the period when you are most likely to dream and your body and mind recover from a busy day. To reach REM sleep, you pass through three transitional stages. It is during these periods that room temperature can affect your sleep quality.
Finding Your Ideal Sleep Temperature
Researchers suggest that 65 degrees Fahrenheit is the best temperature for most people. However, due to physical differences between individuals, the ideal setting can range from 60 to 67. If you are uncertain of the best thermostat setting, you should experiment by seeing how changes in temperature affect your sleep. If the room temperature makes it difficult to drift off, adjust the thermostat accordingly.
Your Partner for Home Comfort
In the Palm Beach area, keeping the right temperature is often a matter of a well-functioning air conditioning system. The experts at Crest Air are ready to help you with comprehensive AC services like installation, maintenance, and repair. We will also assist you with other home climate solutions like heating and indoor air quality systems. A controlled climate is the key to restful sleep. Contact Crest Air today to learn how we can help.