Most people look to their mattress, bedding, and lighting when they have trouble sleeping, but these elements are only part of what makes up a good night’s rest. The proper temperature in your Lakewood Ranch, Florida, home is a major contributor to restful nights. Make sure you’re using your thermostat correctly so that you get the best sleep possible.
Keep Things Cool
Cooler temperatures contribute to a better night’s sleep. When your body’s core temperature drops, it gets an internal signal that it’s time to rest. Since outdoor temperatures naturally drop at night, your body associates this change with the proper hours for sleep. When you keep things artificially warm through the night, it is difficult for your body to get that signal.
Adjust your thermostat to keep the home cooler at night than during the day. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can set it to automatically cool down the home around bedtime.
Adjust Your Bedding
Lowering the thermostat only does so much good if you’re bundled up in heavy pajamas and huddled under thick blankets. Don’t waste energy cooling your home only to undo those efforts in a hot bed. Switch to lighter pajamas and lightweight sheets and blankets. The less you cover up, the better you’ll sleep if the temperature is what’s making you restless.
Switch on the Fan
Using a ceiling fan alters your perception of the temperature in your bedroom while keeping your cooling costs low. Fans create a wind chill effect as the air blows across your skin. Though the temperature isn’t actually lower, it feels that way to those in the room. Complement your air conditioning efforts with a ceiling fan that blows on you through the night, and you may transform your sleeping experience.
If you’re having trouble hitting your desired temperatures at night, your air conditioner may need a tuneup or minor repairs. Contact Aqua Plumbing & Air at941-306-3715 to get your system back in shape.
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