What is the ideal temperature to sleep in?  

To get the best possible sleep it’s so important to ensure your bedroom is the ideal temperature. If things are too hot, or too cold, this can have a negative impact on the quality of your sleep.  

Why does the temperature of the room matter?  

Your body heat peaks in the evening before you go to bed but drops to its lowest level when you sleep. If a room is too hot this is likely to make you restless when you sleep, while one that is too cold will make it difficult to drop off initially.  

What is the best temperature for my bedroom?  

The ideal temperature for your bedroom is a cool 16-18°C (60-65°F). Think of your bedroom as your own personal sleep cave; cool, dark and quiet to aid optimal sleep.  

Does this apply to everyone in the home?  

Both young children and the elderly may require a slightly warmer environment due to a bigger drop in body temperature while they sleep.  

For babies in particular, it’s vitally important to ensure the temperature of their room is at the optimum level. It’s worthwhile investing in a Gro Egg Baby Thermometer and Night Light for their bedroom as this will indicate the exact temperature in the room as well as detailing what they should be wearing, and how many layers they should have, when they go to bed.  

How can I regulate the temperature of my bedroom?  

Regulating the temperature of your bedroom is much easier in winter than in summer. During the cooler months you can simply set your thermostat to a specific temperature, whilst in summer you’ll be battling the elements.  

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to help reduce the temperature in your bedroom and throughout the home when it is really hot in summer. You can find out exactly how to do it here 

Does my mattress or bedding impact the temperature?  

It’s always important to opt for a duvet with the right tog rating for the season. Sleeping with a winter duvet in summer will only decrease your chance of a restful sleep. The same goes for a summer duvet in winter.  

The mattress and pillows you choose can also help regulate your temperature. Opting for a mattress, or mattress topper, and pillows with iGel™ material can provide that essential helping hand. iGel™ material is specially formulated to tackle the issues of feeling too hot and too cold while you sleep. The crystals within iGel™ respond to the temperature of your body and absorb heat when you’re too hot and release stored heat when you’re too cold. It’s the perfect way to regulate your body temperature in bed.   

Temperature is vitally important to your sleep, it’s crucial you get it right and maintain it to ensure a healthy sleep cycle 

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