The holidays are approaching. And this is the best time to rest and relax. But how can you rest properly with hot weather, especially in the evening?

temperature setting for sleep



According to Sleep Doctor:


“Hot temperatures make it harder for the body to shed heat and cool itself. Steamy and humid nights cause people to wake more often during the night, reducing sleep efficiency.”


So what’s the perfect temperature to set your air conditioning system for you to have a good night sleep?


Ideal Temperature For Sleeping


The best temperature for sleeping actually differs from person to person. But sleep experts think that cooler temperature can help you get that regular sleep than warmer temperature.


The Sleep Council recommends 16-18°C (60-65°F) as the ideal temperature for your bedroom. This is because the body heat peaks in the evening and drops to its lowest level when you are asleep.


So as to avoid waking up in the middle of the night. Ensure your room temperature remains from 16 to 18°C.


How important it is to use the best temperature for sleeping?


Body temperature and sleep are closely related. In fact, one of the factors that move you into a  sleep-wake cycle is controlled by your body temperature. A study published in NCBI shows that the human body temperature affects the amount and quality of sleep you get at night.


According to this study,  your sleep cycle works together with your core body temperature. Thus, when it’s morning, the core body temperature continuously fluctuates, but in the evening this will start to decrease to a healthy and lower temperature. This is to prepare you into the sleep cycle.


Why does changing temperature wake you up?


Temperatures (cold and hot) at night wake you up because of the so-called REM (rapid eye movement sleep). At this point, your room’s temperature is the only way that your body can keep its temperature since the brain’s temperature-regulating system is temporarily switched off. 


Thus it is important for you to maintain the right temperature in your room. Otherwise, you will have a disrupted sleep cycle. 




Remember that getting the right amount and quality of sleep are important for your health. Ensure the thermostat of your air conditioning system is working efficiently. Talk to us so we can check on your air conditioning unit. 


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