What Temperature is Ideal for Sleeping?
You may be regretting asking this question if you’re as cheap as me, but temperature actually has a much bigger effect on sleep than most people realize. Most people have their room temperature hovering around a 69-72 degree range in their house. Sleep, however, is optimal at a cool 62-67 degree range. This actually could make it cheaper for you if you’ve been affected by the recent cold front. Sadly, if you live in Utah (or anywhere close to there) you may have to actually chip a little into your AC bill each month. Research supports lowering the temperature can help insomnia and other sleep disorders. Maintaining a stable room temperature is key for a good night’s sleep.
How much money will I save/lose by changing the temperature?
If you’re a logical thinker you might want to see the stats before you make such a big change. According to my favorite money saving site, it can save you 10% in a month for every 3-4 degrees you knock that dial back or forward if you’re living somewhere hot enough. That’s around how much you’ll need to turn it back to get that good sleep. So in reality let’s say you have a $100 dollar air conditioning bill each month, you’ll save $10. Neat right? Little savings like that could make a great investment for a new mattress or something else to aid your sleep.
Hmmm Convincing but…..
I know I know, I hate the cold too like most people. I used to keep my temperature at a solid 77 degrees. Point is I also had to make the adjustment. Cold sleep will make you wake up more refreshed. I’ve tried it myself and I have to say it works flawlessly. Even if you don’t understand the science behind it, you can still feel the benefits when you wake up in the morning. Only real drawback is that I wanna stay in bed even more because of how cold my room is and how warm my blankets are. But who knows, I guess you could classify that as a benefit because it strengthens your “mental fortitude” as my Dad would have told my 8 year old self. I wholeheartedly recommend this for anyone that loves saving that extra dollar and needs better sleep. It’s a win win situation all around.