Staying Cool = Better Sleep!

Elderly woman sleeping in bed

One of the most important things you can do for your health is to get a good night’s sleep. Recent science confirms that no matter the season outside, the optimal temperature for sleeping inside is cooler than you may think. In fact, it falls between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit.

A reliable and well-serviced HVAC system is crucial to establishing and maintaining a cool and healthy sleep environment. Your AC system’s ongoing ability to keep you cool and promote better sleep, benefits the body in significant ways.

  • Decreases Risk of Disease: Lack of sleep is known as a leading cause of heart disease, obesity, and interruptions in cognitive function. The optimal amount of sleep for adults is seven to eight hours a night.
  • Increases Metabolism: Cooler temperatures help increase the amount of ‘brown fat’ the body stores. Brown fat (also known as “good fat’) helps the body burn calories and dispose of excess blood sugar. Studies show that decreasing temperatures before heading off to bed, and keeping your skin temperature at a comfortable, but not warm level, is most effective in maintaining ideal metabolic rates.
  • Helps Decreases Insomnia: Recent research confirms that the body’s core temperature needs to drop in order to stimulate sleep. People with insomnia consistently have a warmer core body temperature immediately before initiating sleep when compared with normal, healthy adults.
  • Releases Melatonin: Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone directly related to falling asleep. Cooler temperatures, combined with low light, triggers melatonin production in your body. Melatonin levels are seen as influencing the ability to protect brain health, promote anti-aging, and fight against some cancers, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well being throughout your life. In turn, good sleep depends on a cool environment. Custom Climate Concepts helps keep you cool year round. Give us a call at (941) 955-COOL (2665).