After finding the ideal temperature for sleeping, female homeowner rests comfortably in bed.

What Is the Ideal Temperature for Sleeping?

Good sleep is something you should always strive for. One of the best ways to help you keep from tossing and turning—and ensure you get your eight hours—is to set your thermostat to an ideal temperature for sleeping. In this blog, the Bryant® experts at ComfortAire Heating Cooling Fireplaces explore what those settings are and why they work. Contact us for all your home comfort needs by calling 715-325-3969.

Why Are Cooler Temperatures Better for Sleep?

For most people, the ideal temperature for sleeping tends to be cooler than what you’d set your thermostat to during the day. According to medical experts, that temperature is around 65º F—give or take a few degrees based on your personal preference.

As you start to feel tired and your body prepares for sleep, your core temperature will naturally cool, so a cooler bedroom temperature will help this process. Your temperature will hit its lowest point about two hours after you fall asleep, so by keeping your bedroom cool, you can help ensure your sleep won’t be interrupted. You might not even realize it, but keeping your temperature set even a few degrees too high can disrupt your sleeping patterns over the course of the night—and even lead to insomnia.

What to Do If Your Bedroom Won’t Cool Down

If you set your temperature lower at night but it still feels too warm, there are a few things you should rule out. Be sure your thermostat isn’t on a preset program that could be making it run warmer during the night hours. Also, check to make sure the device is working properly and replace its batteries if necessary.

Proper airflow can also help cool things down. Check that your vents and registers are open in your bedroom and utilize ceiling fans to maximize your comfort levels.

If you haven’t done it recently, check your air filter to see if it’s clogged or dirty. If so, change it out.

Your home’s clogged ductwork could also be the culprit. We offer ductwork cleaning to help keep the cool air flowing.

If none of these methods work, it’s time to call ComfortAire. If there’s a problem with your HVAC system, we can quickly diagnose it and make necessary repairs to get you back to an ideal temperature for sleeping right away.

Find Other Ways to Stay Cool

In addition to setting your thermostat a few degrees lower, there are other ways to keep yourself cool all night long. Some mattresses and pillows can trap your body heat, making you feel warmer than you should. Try a cooling pillow or mattress to help keep yourself from getting too warm. You can also swap out your bedding for a set made with natural fibers that won’t encourage sweating overnight.

Find Your Ideal Temperature for Sleeping With ComfortAire

If you find that your bedroom is too warm to sleep comfortably at night, it’s time to give the experts at ComfortAire a call. We will check your HVAC system to make sure it’s functioning properly, so you can enjoy the uninterrupted sleep you deserve. Contact us today at 715-325-3969 or 715-342-0911 for repair or maintenance.