Did you know that temperature can have a profound impact on your ability to get a good night’s sleep? It’s true. If you’re too hot, it becomes difficult to have a quality sleep experience. Don’t take our word for it though. The New York Times reports on a study finding that the ideal temperature for sleeping is between 15.5 and 20 degrees Celsius.
Huffington Post reports that temperatures above 24 degrees and below 12 degrees Celsius are disruptive to sleep.
Why is Temperature so Important for Sleep?
Temperatures that fall into the ideal range, according to the Times article, aid the decrease of core body temperature that causes sleepiness. More importantly, the article cites numerous other studies related to the role temperature regulation plays in chronic insomnia.
Body temperature has also been linked to the amount of deep sleep you get at night as well. People sleeping in warmer environments suffer more from wakefulness throughout the night, while those who have cooler temperatures enjoy more deep sleep.
Keeping Your Cool at Night
While you can’t control the world outside your four walls – at least not as far as the temperature is concerned, there are things you can do to help you keep your cool while trying to get your ZZZs.
- Use a fan to circulate air inside your bedroom.
- Take a warm shower or bath between 60 and 90 minutes before going to bed.
- Switch to lightweight sheets and blankets made of breathable materials.
- Wear lightweight breathable sleep clothes at night.
Bring on the Chill with ChiliGel Products
Before you try any of these things though -- or in addition to -- consider using ChiliGel products to help you maintain your cool while you are sleeping.
Whether you’re looking for mattress toppers, the ChiliGel Cool Mat Pad, or the ChiliGel Cool Gel Pillow Pad these are sleep solutions you can depend on to last three to five hours, allowing you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
An interesting, incidental side effect of using the ChiliGel Pillow Pad is that it may help relieve aching muscles and other injuries, in addition to enhancing healing, memory, immune health, and mood through a better night’s sleep.
Beat the heat and get a great night’s sleep with these impressive sleep solutions. You have nothing to lose but endless hours of tossing and turning while wishing you could sleep.