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Sleeping In A Cool Room Can Have Unexpected Health Benefits

Settling down to sleep at night, the first thing you do is probably pull up the covers. After all, it’s so nice to snuggle up under your favorite blanket and drift off into dreamland.

And that’s easy to do in the colder weather, when the winter winds howl outside and you’re nice and snug inside. But in the warmer months, you likely fold up the heavier blankets in favor of a lighter sheet. It makes sense when your room’s temperature rises with the temperature outside.

But don’t be so quick to sleep in a warm room. Many people already find it hard to fall asleep in the heat, but studies have shown that sleeping in a cooler environment actually has a number of unexpected health benefits. And we already know that how you sleep, even down to what side you sleep on, can make a huge difference in your health. Here’s one more easy trick to make your waking life all the better.

This summer, as it warms up, try sleeping with a fan in your room, or with the air conditioning on low (there’s no need to jack up your electricity bills too much!). If you already do this, you may not be aware that your instinctual preference for a cooler sleeping environment is actually a healthy choice. If you don’t but find you have trouble sleeping in the heat, try this out! Your body will thank you.

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Benefits Of Sleeping In A Cold Room
Benefit #1: Helps You Relax And Sleep Better

<u>Benefits Of Sleeping In A Cold Room</u><br>Benefit #1: Helps You Relax And Sleep Better

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When we fall asleep, our internal temperature drops slightly, and the cooler our bodies, the more sleepy we feel.

Sleeping in a cool room helps your body temperature drop more quickly, and helps us get to sleep faster.

It also prompts us to sleep under a blanket, the weight of which helps us feel safe and secure, thus relaxed.

Benefit #2: Improves Mental And Physical Health

Benefit #2: Improves Mental And Physical Health

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Getting to sleep quickly and feeling secure under a blanket might seem like small things, but they’re huge helps for both physical and mental health issues in children, teens, and adults.

Issues ranging from anxiety to fibromyalgia to sleep apnea have been helped by simply dropping the temperature in the bedroom and adding a blanket.



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