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Catch Those Zs: The Secret to Getting Good Sleep

Everyone loves a good night’s sleep. After finishing off your day, especially when you’re feeling particularly tired or worn out, getting enough rest is the best way to reward yourself for your hard work as well as to and gain enough energy to face the new day ahead.

There are many ways to ensure that you make the most out of your sleeping time, and what could possibly be the most important one is the room temperature. There is nothing more unnerving than to wake up in the middle of the night either dripping with sweat or practically freezing. And you end up getting up once or a few more times to set up your room until you can get comfortable again to go back to bed, and at this point, you already lost a significant amount of time to rest.

After a tiring day, your body longs for a good night’s rest

Not only is this a major mood killer, but not getting enough sleep can have consequences to your health. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lack of good quality sleep is linked to depression, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. 

According to Dr. Ajay C. Sampat, assistant professor at the University of California Davis Health, the best environment for sleeping is to have room temperature on the cooler side. The reason behind this is that our body temperature drops when we sleep and having a cooler room helps to facilitate this change.

Keeping a cooler temperature in your bedroom helps you sleep better

It certainly helps if you are able to control your room temperature. However, if this is not the case, there are a few ways to handle the situation. If your room is too cold, there are several ways to deal with the matter:

Use more beddings. Loading up on more comforters will certainly help in shielding you from the cold.

Wear socks. Heat can escape fairly easily from your feet, so slipping on socks would help keep you warm and toasty throughout the night.

Place a hot water bottle near your feet. Just like the effects of socks, this is another way to keep your feet warm.

Add some extra layers of comforters if you’re uncomfortable with the cold temperature of your room

And if your room is too hot, you can try the following:

Change your beddings. Opt for sheets made from breathable material to keep your bed cool.

Sleep with light clothes. If you’re feeling like you’re in a death trap with your clothes, shedding those extra layers or opting for light sleepwear might just do the trick.

Use a fan. Having a fan in your room readily available does not only come in handy when you need to battle the heat, but it’s also a plus if you like having white noise as you slip into dreamland.

If there’s one thing you shouldn’t compromise for your overall well-being, it’s getting enough rest. So make sure that you learn all the different ways to have as much sleep as you can, so you can face each day with a fresh mind and renewed energy.

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