August 28, 2015
THE LAST 10 DAYS in Milwaukee have been unseasonably cool for August, with temperatures dipping into the low 60s at night. While many of us at the Verlo corporate office have been grumbling about having our summer shortchanged, we’ve begrudgingly admitted, “It sure is good sleeping weather.”
It’s interesting that so many of us feel the same way, since I thought comfort was supposed to be more of an individual thing. Just because I love that sweet spot of being chilled from a cool breeze, yet warm under the cover, doesn’t necessarily mean others will, right?
Turns out, there’s a physiological reason why most people enjoy cooler weather for sleeping. According to the National Sleep Foundation, your body temperature naturally decreases at night to initiate sleep. When your bedroom temperature is around 65 degrees Fahrenheit, it helps to facilitate that process.
Hmmm…maybe that’s why so many of us “hibernate” in winter; it’s just easier to sleep better. Even so, my co-workers and I still want the weather to warm up again. August is just too soon to start hibernating.