Hot Sleeper vs. Cold Sleeper: Which One Are You?
After a long day of working, attending classes, or running errands, all you want to do is relax in bed and get a good night’s sleep. However, it’s common for sleepers to struggle with getting comfortable and to have a hard time finding the right temperature that will keep them relaxed throughout the night.
So which one are you: a hot or cold sleeper? Let’s go over the difference between hot and cold sleepers and tricks to improve your sleep quality through the night.
The Importance of Thermoregulation
The human body adjusts to various temperatures throughout the day to feel comfortable and focused. For example, sweat occurs when the body is trying to cool down and regulate its temperature. Body temperatures rise and fall throughout the day, including dropping to help you drift off to sleep and stay asleep.
Moreover, the body should sit comfortably throughout the night for consistent, complete sleep. Whether you’re a hot or colder sleeper, you can feel like you’re in an icebox or a sauna. Therefore, thermoregulation is crucial for feeling comfortable all day long.
Hot vs. Cold Sleeping
Let’s review the differences between hot and cold sleepers. Additionally, here are a few tips to feel more comfortable as you rest throughout the night.
A hot sleeper tends to feel too warm during the night, often waking up due to that heat, which can lead to sleep deprivation. You may get too hot for several reasons, such as warmer room temperatures, hormones, or too many blankets.
Before bed, lower the temperature of your room to 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit or take a warm shower before bed. Additionally, thermoregulated linens and duvets can help prevent stuffiness and too much insulation.
On the other hand, cold sleepers tend to feel chilly at night, can feel sensitive to cold air, and struggle with retaining heat at night. It can result from improper insulation, poor circulation, and a lack of proper bedding. A few solutions for cold sleepers include wearing socks, using more insulated blankets, and wearing pajamas that cover more of the body.
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