According to Dr. Chris Winter ofHuffington Post, science states that temperatures between 15.5 and 19 degrees Celsius are ideal sleeping conditions. This would feel “cool” to those who already sleep in cold rooms but if you use a hot water bottle or pile on the blankets, expect it to take you a few weeks to adjust.
But, what are the benefits you can expect to reap?
A diabetes study found that sleeping in cold rooms can reduce your risk of contracting certain metabolic diseases such as diabetes. Aside from this, Gretchen Reynolds wrote in the New York Times that cool sleepers burn more calories during the day.
Other benefits include falling asleep easier because when you sleep in a cool room, your body doesn’t have to work as hard to adjust your temperature meaning you drift off more easily and the sleep is more restorative. If you want to reduce the risk of wrinkles, even this can be helped. When you’re body is cool, it produces more Melatonin which is one of the body’s most crucial anti-ageing hormones.
Turning your radiator off tonight, yeah? Us too.
Source: Elite Daily