We are going into the hibernation season and we know how important it is for you and your family to get a good night’s sleep. One key ingredient for a restful slumber is making sure everyone in your house is comfortable but what temperature should your house be?
How to Set Your Thermostat for Baby
If you have a new baby at home, you probably have spent lots of time making sure everything is safe for your little one, especially when it comes to bedtime. Did you know there is an optimal temperature for the room that a newborn sleeps in? According to Very Well Family, a nursery that is too cold can make your baby fussy and their body temperature too low. A nursery that is too hot can cause your baby to overheat and can increase the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Pediatricians recommend keeping the temperature of a nursery between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
How to Set Your Thermostat for You
When it comes to the best temperature to help adults sleep through the night, we turn to The Sleep Doctor, Dr. Michael Breus. According to Dr. Breus, our bodies are designed to begin cooling down for sleep and that begins in the late afternoon and continues until the evening hours. Our body operates a process called “thermoregulation” on a 24-hour circadian cycle that allows it to adjust core temperature. Lowering body temperature at night helps you fall asleep and stay asleep. It is important to find a good balance between hot and cold and this process starts with setting your thermostat to the ideal temperature. Optimum room temperature for adults is around 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Source: The Sleep Doctor
The Key to a Good Night’s Sleep? Smart Thermostats
Now that you have heard from the sleep experts, it is time to hear from the heating and cooling experts at Tower Heating and Air. 😉 We recommend smarts thermostats for all of our clients so you can set your preferences and forget it! With a smart thermostat, you are able to set different temperatures for different zones in your home making it ideal for families.