Are you struggling to get a good night’s sleep? You may have heard about the so-called “temperature secret” for a restful night’s sleep, but is it effective? We’ll explore the truth behind this popular idea with insights from sleep experts who reveal whether it’s a myth or a reality.
We have all been there. Yawning all evening and desperate to hit the sheets only when we finally get comfy, there are no signs of dropping off to sleep anytime soon. So whether you toss and turn, reach for another sip of water or try counting sheep, we are guessing you will be frustrated if you cannot sleep.
But fret not. The sleep experts are here to help and think they have discovered the exact temperature you need to ensure a full night of sleep.
Let the sleep nightmares decrease by following a simple sleep routine that includes not eating for at least 2 hours before bed and using relaxation podcasts as you drift off.
One key factor in getting a good night of sleep is maintaining a room temperature that allows your body to stay at the optimum temperature to stay rested.
From The Sleep Checklist, Max Stevens is a fan of sleep tips and has recently reviewed the many sleep hacks on TikTok. Like many Tik Tokers, Max believes that having your bedroom between 18C and 20C is the perfect temperature.
Max says that colder or hotter temperatures may affect your body’s internal temperature, will mean a good night of sleep is simply a dream. We have to agree that a good night of sleep is impossible when it is very hot during the summer, especially when the AC is not up to standard.
Bed makers Levitex believe that how we sleep also impacts the quality of our sleep, advising that we should never rest on our front.
While this is bad news for some of us, there is science behind this view, as sleeping on our front can make us feel hot and unable to breathe comfortably.
Levitex says that lying on your side with your legs at an angle (known as the dreamer position) is the best for getting a good night of sleep. Still, other positions would see you catching a lot of Z’s too.
Whatever position you choose, whatever the temperature of your room, you should stay in the same position. Moving around your bed will increase your heart rate and temperature.
We think this is excellent advice. While we may not agree on the front-facing sleeping position, we can all agree that those who starfish while sharing a bed do not deserve to get much sleep!