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Here's why sleeping in a cold room is better for your health

Rebelander Basilan
Jun 26, 2018
06:57 P.M.
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According to science, many reasons sleeping in a more relaxed room can benefit your health.

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The bedroom should be between 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal sleep, said Dr. Christopher Winter, Medical Director at Charlottesville Neurology & Sleep Medicine.

He added that the temperatures above 75 degrees and below 54 degrees could disturb sleep.

Winter also said that cooler body temperatures could lead to more deep sleep.

Dr. Cameron Van den Heuvel of the UniSA’s Centre for Sleep Research stated: “About one to one and a half hours before falling sleep, the body starts to lose heat from its central core and that brings on increased feelings of tiredness in normal healthy adults."

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"These physiological changes happen well before going to bed and may be occurring before people realize them,” he added.

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As reported by Elite Daily, here are the benefits of cold sleeping:

1. Fall Asleep More Quickly

It will help you fall asleep more conveniently and in a faster manner.

The body will waste energy trying to adjust if it's too hot or too cold, leaving you turning all night.

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2. Get A Better Night’s Sleep

You'll fall into a deeper sleep when your body isn't trying to regulate itself. Australian research has also shown that sleeping in a cold room can help prevent insomnia.

3. Look More Youthful

According to Mercola, sleeping in temperatures between 60-68 degrees will help your body to release more melatonin, which is one of our best anti-aging hormones.

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4. Decrease Your Risk For Certain Metabolic Diseases

In a 4-month study, according to PubMed, sleeping in a 66-degree room will burn more calories while awake. It will also help increase the amount of brown fat, which allows your body to burn calories.

Cutting calories can reduce your risk for metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

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