Set the temperature before you turn in

The micro-climate of your bedroom can affect how easily and deeply you fall asleep. A room that's too hot can mean more midnight wake-ups and lighter sleep overall. A room that's too cold, though, could keep you too alert. While there's no perfect temperature for the perfect sleep and each person will have a different sense of the ideal temperature, it's thought that a slightly cool room is more conducive to a good night's sleep. Somewhere in the range of 66 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 21 degrees Celsius) is best. Some tips:

  • Moisten dry air with a humidifier.
  • Cool and circulate air with an oscillating or ceiling fan.
  • Opt for seasonally appropriate sheets and bed linens. Remove duvet covers as the temperatures rise outside.

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