How to Keep Your Bedroom Cool for a Good Night’s Sleep

August 2, 2021
Advice

We’ve all been there. You head to bed ready for a good night’s sleep, and then toss and turn all night because you’re too warm to sleep comfortably. Did you know your bedroom’s temperature affects not only your ability to fall asleep, but also how well you sleep and move through various sleep stages throughout the night? In fact, a National Sleep Foundation poll found that cool room temperature was one of the most important factors in getting a good night’s sleep, with as many as four out of five respondents saying this was important to them.[i]

Though preferences vary slightly from person to person, most experts agree the ideal temperature for sleep is somewhere in the range of 60 to 67 degrees. Have a hot bedroom or other cooling challenge? Our HVAC technicians can help!

Or, if your air conditioner is in good shape but you just need some advice for a better night’s sleep, learn five tips from Sleep Foundation for keeping your bedroom cool:

  • Keep blinds closed to reduce daytime heat build-up
  • Turn down your thermostat at night (limit to a 3° change)
  • Control bedroom humidity
  • Use a ceiling fan (set blades to spin counterclockwise)
  • Invest in a breathable mattress, linens and pjs

Don’t suffer through a stuffy summer bedroom!

[i] https://www.sleepfoundation.org/bedroom-environment/best-temperature-for-sleep



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