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In most households, there’s a struggle- or at least a friendly debate- over thermostat settings. One person may enjoy comfortable temperatures year-round, while another just wants to save money on utility bills. The temperature at which you decide to set your thermostat during the day is a matter of personal preference, but experts agree on how it should be set when you go to bed at night. So what do they say is the best temperature for sleep?
The short answer: somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping your room in this temperature range will help you stay asleep, while raising or lowering the temperature can cause your sleep quality to suffer. You may be restless or even wake in the middle of the night. In fact, researchers have found that on hot summer nights, people tend to experience abnormal sleeping patterns.
What’s the science behind keeping your room at a cave-like cool temperature? It has to do with your body’s circadian rhythm, the shifting of yo