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The Best Temperature for Sleeping

An adult woman sleeping.

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to the temperature in their home, but this especially applies to the temperature while you’re sleeping at night. When your bedroom is too hot or too cold, it might make it impossible for you to fall asleep and be able to snooze comfortably throughout the night.

In this blog, we’ll be sharing a few tips for you to sleep comfortably at night, especially if you typically deal with some thermostat wars in your house. Keep on reading to find out!

Ideal Sleeping Temperature for Adults

Like we mentioned above, if your bedroom is too hot or too cold, you simply won’t be able to get comfortable and be able to sleep throughout the night. If you like to have your home at a steady 68 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the day, it’s best to lower your thermostat at night to any temperature between 60 to 67 degrees. Since our bodies naturally decrease in temperature in the evening, lowering the temperature while you sleep can actually help your body prepare itself for bed.

Ideal Sleeping Temperature for Infants

If you have a baby or toddler in the house, we don’t recommend decreasing the temperature too much as their bodies are still developing and a drastic change in temperature can be a shock to their system. However, a room that is too warm isn’t great for infants either. We recommend any temperature between 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit for babies and toddlers.

Other Sleeping Tips

Now that you have the ideal sleeping temperature for infants and adults, here are a few more tips that can help you sleep more comfortably at night without drastically changing the temperature on your thermostat:

  • Make sure your bedding is appropriate for the season. For example, do not use flannel sheets and thick blankets in spring and summer.
  • Caffeine and sugar can increase your body temperature, so avoid food and beverages with these ingredients right before bed.
  • If you feel too warm in your room even though you lowered the temperature, turn on your ceiling fan or keep a standing fan near your bed to give off that cooling effect.

If you try out these tips at home and you’re still feeling too warm or too cold at night when you sleep, there might be an issue with your HVAC system. When you think you might need some HVAC repairs, Hedrick's Service Now is here to help. Give us a call at (214) 509-6029 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your service.