It has been shown that finding the right temperature for your home at night can significantly improve the quality of your sleep. This can be a challenge because each individual will have a different set of ideal conditions. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can figure out what the perfect temperature is for you personally.
1. Adjust the Thermostat
For a week or so, slightly change the temperature on the thermostat each evening. Then, take the time to record the temperature for that night, the quality level of your sleep, and how many times you woke up. You may notice a pattern, which can help you deduce what temperature yields the best results.
2. Change Up Your Clothing
The clothing you wear to bed can actually have a real impact on how comfortable and refreshing your sleep is. To help find your optimal temperature, experiment with different amounts of clothing and even different amounts of blankets or covers each night. You may discover that there’s a clear correlation between how much clothing you wear, and how well you sleep.
3. Open or Close a Window
Rather than wasting energy by cranking up the furnace or air conditioning each night, try utilizing your windows to find your perfect temperature instead. One night, crack a window open to allow the nice breeze to cool you. Compare the quality of that sleep to a night with the windows closed, and see whether the cooler or warmer temperature fits you best.
Your Local HVAC Experts
If problems with your HVAC system are affecting your sleep, you may need to have a trained professional come to perform an inspection. For residents of the Albany, OR, area, Mike's Heating and Air has been providing friendly and reliable services since 1985. We specialize in sheet metal and HVAC projects and take great pride in our service-oriented approach. Keeping your heating and cooling appliances in great shape can make finding your optimal sleep temperature much easier. Give us a call today for more information about our services.