Sleep Cool As Temperatures Rise
May 15, 2018
Warm summer nights are great for outdoor gatherings but not so great for restful sleep. As the temperature starts to rise, it may be tempting to lower the thermostat to achieve the optimal room temperature (between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit) for sleep. And while the short-term benefit is worth the good night’s sleep, the long-term cost may not feel so worth it when you get your electric bill. So how else can you keep your bedroom (and self) cool this summer?
Instead of cranking the air conditioner, opt for a fan. A ceiling fan, box fan, stand fan, etc., can help create a cross breeze or even help suck the hot air out of the room or move it toward the ceiling. Also, the white noise from the fan can help lull you to sleep.