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What’s the Best Temperature for Sleeping?

Posted on January 4th, 2016 by Jupiter Tequesta

Whether it’s a hot summer night or the first freeze of the season, finding the right temperature for a good night’s sleep can be challenging. Moreover, everybody’s different. We all have our own preferences — especially when it comes to comfort.

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When we’re asleep, our bodies naturally dip to a lower temperature. “It starts to raises towards the end of your sleep cycle, as a sort of signal to your body that it’s time to wake up,” reports Men’s Health. That’s why sleep studies recommend keeping your bedroom at a cool 65 degrees at night; it helps your body do its job. Raising the thermostat for bed time, on the other hand, can inhibit the body’s natural temperature fluctuations, making for a restless night.

Keep in mind, however, that 65 degrees isn’t going to be ideal for everyone. Sleep specialists recommend a sleep temperature of somewhere between 65 and 69 degrees. It’s important to test out a few different settings to see which works best for you and your family.

Setting your thermostat to around 65 degrees will also help reduce home comfort costs in the cooler winter months. For every degree you lower your thermostat, you can expect to save as much as 1 percent on your utility bills. Although temperatures here in Jupiter, Florida rarely warrant turning on the heat, it’s something to keep in mind for those chillier-than-usual winter nights.

Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric offers a variety of services to help you achieve absolute home comfort. To learn about how we can help, give us a call today:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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