We all know the value of getting a good night’s sleep. There are many reasons for not getting one and we have blogs and articles on our website that discuss many of those reasons. There is however a factor that we should all take into account and that is our temperature whilst sleeping. Many of us find it difficult to sleep when it’s very hot or we are cold. When the temperatures are extreme this is quite noticeable and can lead to tossing and turning and an interupted night of sleep.
Each of us probably has a slightly different comfort zone when it comes down to our sleep temperature. Many sleep experts recommend that the room should be between 65 and 72 degrees fahrenheit (18 to 22 degrees celsius). When we go to sleep the temperature that we need, set by the brain, goes down. If the temperature is not within the set boundry, the brain cannot achieve the right temperature and wakes you up to protect your body.
Dressing for Bed
Some people have a preference not to wear any clothes to bed, whilst others prefer some type of nightwear. Whatever you wear or don’t wear will need to be able to keep you from becoming too hot or cold. Something simple like a shoulder or feet becoming exposed from under the duvet can create a space for heat to escape from your body. Those that don’t wear anything to cover their shoulders can more easily be affected.
Duvets and Pillows
Your duvet and pillows can also play a large part in temperature control. Memory foam pillows for example can create heat. At Penrose Products we use finest alpaca wool in our products and so our duvets and pillows help keep you at the right temperature, helping you get a better night’s sleep. If you find you are waking up during the night, check the temperature of your room as it may be that causing the problem. We also recommend that you take a look at our super range of alpaca wool duvets and pillows.