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Transitioning from Wake to Sleep

Having a good night’s sleep is not always easy especially after having a busy day. The constant need to feel connected to the world 24/7 gives people increasing levels of stress and “busyness” which makes getting a good night’s sleep difficult. Thankfully, nature has many cues for us to follow to help us settle down from our busy, stressful lives to a peaceful sleep. At night there is an increase of darkness, decreased activity, and cooler temperatures that all contribute to our bodies feeling sleepy. By increasing these factors in our night routines we can get that good night’s sleep we need.Darkness releases melatonin, the natural chemical that helps put us to sleep. Dimming…

The Ideal Temperature for Sleep

Find out what the ideal thermostat setting is to help you snooze longer. Are you too hot or too cold when trying to snooze? Maybe you’re trying to be money conscious by keeping the temperature as low as possible in the winter and as high as possible in the summer, but if you didn’t know, your thermostat can make or break your slumber. For some, the temperature has to be just right for an ideal night’s sleep. In general, the suggested bedroom temperature should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal sleep. When lying in bed trying to snooze, your body temperature decreases to initiate sleep—and the proposed temperatures above can actually help facilitate this. If your…

Does Your Body Temperature Change While You Sleep?

Learn how your temperature guides you to and from dreamland each night. If you’re prone to waking up sweat-drenched (or shivering) in the middle of the night, then you know how important it is to find your temperature sweet spot for sleep. But your body temperature does more than just keep you comfortable while you snooze—it’s actually a key part of what regulates the circadian rhythm that determines when your body is ready to go to sleep and when it’s ready to wake up. The 98.6 degrees you likely think of as “normal” is actually just the starting point for your body’s internal temperature. From there, it fluctuates by a couple degrees over the course…