Sleep in the heat of Summer
Most people prefer cool air in the bedroom and have difficulties falling asleep when the Summer heat arrives. We have asked Jensen Beds´ own specialist within anatomy and sleep comfort, naprapath Truls Hotvedt, for advice.
Why is temperature so important for sleep comfort?
Your body temperature is supposed to change when you sleep. Both the temperature in your bedroom and in your body has great impact on the quality of your sleep.
During sleep we enter several stages and in order for the body to enter the deep stage of sleep, the core temperature in your body has to drop by one degree. If your core temperature is too high, your sleep will be disturbed and you will wake up the next day without feeling rested.
What is the best temperature for a good night´s sleep?
You probably already know that light and darkness are significant for adjusting your biological rhythms. However, did you know that the temperature is just as important for your body to synchronize its circadian rhythm?
Your bedroom should be cooler than the rest of the house, and preferably somewhere between 16 and 18 degrees celsius.
This will make it easier for your body to get rid of surplus heat. The absolutely best thing to do is cooling down your room with aircondition a few hours before going to bed. If you don´t have this opportunity, at least you should ventilate the bedroom well for a few hours and make sure it is full of fresh air.
Does the bed have any significance regarding temperature regulation?
In Jensen we have always developed our beds in regards to temperature, in order to assist your body in transporting heat and humidity at night. We have even developed Tempsmart for optimal temperature abilities. This is a technological and innovative mattress topper that adjusts the temperature and creates a perfect bed climate. Several millions of micro capsules adapt to your skin and function as a thermostat, while forming a buffer against overheating or cold, and absorbs, stores or releases surplus body heat. Which all gives you a better night´s sleep.
Read more about the Tempsmart here.
Some more tips from Jensen´s sleep expert, Truls Hotvedt
- Buy a portable air condition
- Use a fan and be creative, for instance you can put a bowl with ice cubes in front of the fan,
making the air cooler.
- Outdoor sun screening on your windows can be an efficient way to keep the sun and heat out
- Take a warm shower or bath the last hour before bedtime – yes, I said warm… why? Because this
will increase your blood circulation in your skin, on your arms and legs and make your core
temperature sink a lot faster when you exit the shower.
- Use a thin Summer blanket
- Be aware of what you sleep in and what materials it´s made of, or just sleep naked