Sleep Cold, Sleep Better
I came across an interesting read on Simplemost.com that discusses the health benefits of sleeping in a cold room. And by cold, we’re talking about a room temperature of 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
According to the site, scientists say that if you sleep cold, you will:
- Fall asleep faster
- Get better rest
- Look younger (bonus!)
- Reduce your risk for some diseases
After reading about the benefits, I was fully onboard with trying to sleep cold. However – and it’s a big however – my interest quickly wavered when I read some of their suggestions for keeping cool, like soaking my top sheet in ice water, wringing it out and sleeping on it wet so it wicks away heat while it dries. Not. Gonna. Happen.
I can turn down my thermostat or open a window in my bedroom, which are other recommendations, but then I would snuggle under a heavy mound of blankets. Unfortunately, per the video on the site, doing that negates everything. Perhaps I should stick with the old trick of sticking a foot out from under the covers.
Check out the article, and see if you find that when you sleep cold, you sleep better.
(And I dare you to watch the video of the cat falling asleep without laughing!)