Our feet and hands are always colder when our body simply because they are not covered as much as the rest of the body, at night most people prefer to go to bed earlier just to warm up the bed before the sheets get icy cold. But some people might wake up in the middle of the night and may struggle to fall back asleep. Is there an ideal sleeping temperature? Science says yes. Dr. Christopher Winter suggests our bedroom should be around 18 degrees. And if the bedroom temperature is above 22 degrees, we might find some problems in the middle of the night. 18 degrees does sound cold, If we can’t get that temperature, how can we sleep at the right temperature, and not wake up by increasing heat?
- Choose a gel-infused mattress.
Over the recent years, Memory foam mattresses have become a favourite among many consumers because they provide many benefits including the highest level of comfort available. The gel-infused technology nature of these mattresses goes a step further by adding extra support while attempting to address one of the biggest drawbacks to standard memory foam – heat retention. Although some argue it only helps first few years, or it will get warm slowly, most consumers still prefer gel infusion in their mattress.
- Closing the bedroom windows/curtains /doors while it’s cool in the morning to stop it heating up during the day, and opening windows and doors at night. Dropping temperature outside will keep our room cooler.
- Using aircon or fans to increase airflow.
- Have a warm shower before you go to bed, after having a warm shower, your body temperature will start dropping, and that is the perfect time for you to fall sleep.
- Turn over your pillow every now and then so you are resting your head on the cooler side.
- Wear less! If you know you get hot easily, don’t wear your long sleeves pyjamas. Wear singlets or simply sleep naked if possible.
- Choose a thinner or lighter Blanket for covering.