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What 3 Things Can You Do To Reach The Best Sleep Temperature?

Monday 13 May 2024

We’ve all tossed and turned through a particularly hot and cold night and everyone has an opinion, but Lincolnshire Radiators Direct have asked the all-important question: What can you do to reach the best sleep temperature now that things are warming up? 

As experts in heating, the radiator experts are delving into this question, shedding light on how temperature impacts sleep quality, especially amidst the unpredictable weather we experience here in the UK.

The ideal temperature for restorative sleep is not a mere matter of comfort; it’s a crucial factor influencing the depth and quality of our slumber. 

Research indicates that the optimal sleep temperature falls within the range of 16℃ to 18℃ (60.8℉ to 64.4℉), providing the perfect environment for our bodies to relax and rejuvenate.

So what 3 things can you do to attain that perfect sleep temperature?

  1. Keep An Eye On Your Room Temperature:

    Set your thermostatic radiator valve to a cooler temperature, ideally between 15 to 19℃ (or 60 to 67℉) This range is typically considered optimal for sleep as it helps your body cool down naturally, facilitating better sleep.
  1. Rethink Your Bedding Materials:

    Choose bedding materials that promote temperature regulation, such as breathable cotton or linen sheets, and a lightweight blanket or pillow. Additionally, consider investing in a mattress with cooling properties, such as those made with gel-infused memory foam or latex.
  1. Make Use Of Cooling Accessories:

    Incorporate cooling accessories into your bedtime routine, such as a cooling pillow or a mattress pad with cooling gel technology. You can also try using a portable fan or an air purifier with a built-in cooling function to circulate cool air throughout the room. Additionally, taking a cool shower before bed can help lower your body temperature and signal to your brain that it’s time to sleep.

Director at Lincolnshire Radiators Direct, Michelle Margrett, said: “Considering the unique climate of the UK, characterised by its cool and often damp conditions, achieving the most comfortable temperature for sleep can be a challenge.

“However, with the right strategies and tools, such as proper insulation, efficient heating systems, and smart sleep solutions, capturing the perfect sleep environment is within reach for anyone who prepares appropriately.

“Quality sleep is integral to our overall health and well-being,” adds Michelle, “By understanding the impact of temperature on sleep quality and implementing effective strategies, those seeking a perfect night’s sleep can unlock the full potential of their restorative rest, regardless of the weather outside.”

In addition to the physical comfort aspect, maintaining the optimum sleep temperature is also crucial for hygiene and health. Cooler temperatures discourage the proliferation of dust mites and bacteria in bedding, promoting a cleaner sleep environment and reducing the risk of allergies and respiratory issues.

About Lincolnshire Radiators:

Lincolnshire Radiators Direct is a leading designer radiator company dedicated to delivering the best heating solutions for your home. Based in Lincolnshire, but with a national distribution network, we focus on quality products and a world class service as standard.

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