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Do you turn on the heating at night?

It is very important to know that we must sleep at the right temperature. Winter is approaching…and in most homes in our country the heating has already been turned on because the cold has arrived. We all want to be able to sleep comfortably and without getting cold, so we activate the boiler or radiators all afternoon, even well into the early hours of the morning.

But…is it good turn on the heating at home to sleep?

The most important thing is to maintain an adequate temperature in the different rooms, for example, abuse of heat in the bedroom negatively affects the rest and can hinder our sleep.

The Spanish Society of Pneumonology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR), insists on the importance of the temperature of the room where we sleep as it affects the quality of sleep. In addition, they say that extreme heat or cold can cause micro awakenings that alter the natural rhythm.

Throughout the day, the body temperature is higher than at night, dropping by one and a half degrees approximately in the course of the afternoon. Also, in the REM phase of sleep, the deepest, there is a drop in body temperature, for this reason, if the room or environment in which we sleep is very hot, then it will alter its own rhythm becoming the most superficial sleep and we have micro awakenings.

When it is very hot you can not sleep, above 25 degrees the cooling mechanism is activated and interferes with our sleep, in the same way if it is very cold, below 12 degrees we have to activate and warm up.

The ideal temperature is not the same in one person or another, and often living as a couple the subject becomes a trending topic … but, if we want to sleep on a loose leg, it is advised that the ideal temperature should have the room in which we sleep, is between 18 and 22 degrees, so that it does not affect our body and thus get a quality sleep during the night.

Regarding bedding, experts say that the blanket has lost prominence in benefit of the duvet, as this better retains heat.


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