a blog by Nolah Sleep...
5 Benefits of Sleeping Cool
In This Article
In this article
Whether you are an adventurer, a writer, technician, or retired, everyone needs a great night sleep. But when it comes to getting a restorative sleep, most people only factor in their mattress and it's pressure-relieving qualities. That isn't the only way to find a restorative sleep, however. Maintaining the proper body temperature for a higher quality of sleep is just as important and is one of the key factors in waking up refreshed and being healthy.
The optimal temperature for the most restorative sleep is approximately 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures much lower or higher, and your body begins to spend its energy on regulating its core temperature while you sleep which means your quality of sleep goes downhill fast. Sleeping cooler has some surprising benefits to both your quality of sleep and your overall health.
1) Fall Asleep Faster and Sleep Deeper
When the human body's temperature drops at night, it triggers the “hit the hay” response and there is nothing you want more in the world than to crawl into bed. This means you fall asleep faster, and the cooler environment will then lead you to sleep both longer and deeper.
2) Prevent Insomnia
One of the biggest causes of insomnia is the rising of body temperature during the night. Sleeping cool can help to prevent this rise of body temperature, allowing you to sleep longer and deeper, and in the case where you do wake up during the night, can help you fall back asleep faster.
3) Look More Youthful
The old adage about getting your beauty sleep was not far from the truth! Sleeping cool allows the body to release more of its natural melatonin which is one of our best anti-aging hormones. Melatonin also helps you to fall asleep and stay asleep, and our melatonin levels are also important in the body's ability to fend off disease.
4) Lose Weight
Sleeping cooler allows your body to produce more brown fat, which burns calories rather than stores it. This leads to burning more calories during the day (and night) and is a good boost to your metabolism. Not only does boosting our metabolism help shed those unwanted pounds, but preventing obesity also helps with those diseases that are linked to it.
5) Lower Risk of Metabolic Diseases
The increased metabolism and amount of brown fat in the body increases and regulates how the body processes excess blood sugar, which means that sleeping cooler can help lower your risk of diabetes and other diseases. As mentioned above, increasing the body's metabolism helps to prevent obesity, and with that, preventing the risks and diseases associated with it.
How Nolah Helps You Sleep Cooler
Nolah's foam mattresses are made with brand new technology called Nolah AirFoam™. AirFoam™ is made without viscoelastic and heat-trapping chemicals like traditional memory foam uses. Memory foam absorbs your body heat in order to soften and move to the contours of your body, but the downside is that your body heat is trapped against you all night so that you sleep warm, not cool. Memory foam also stores your body heat, not dissipates it, which can then lead to you waking up as a sweaty mess.
Nolah AirFoam™ is 100% temperature neutral and not affected by environmental or seasonal temperature changes, so you can sleep comfortably all night long. Not only does Nolah AirFoam™ not retain body heat, but it is also much better at dissipating your body heat faster so that you can stay cooler.
Disclaimer: Nolah does not provide medical advice. All resources on the Nolah blog, including this article, are informational only and do not replace professional medical counsel. Talk to your doctor about any health, mental health, or sleep-related issues.
Mattress ShoppingWhat Is the Best Mattress for Side Sleepers with Back Pain?
Nov 11, 2020
Mattress ShoppingWhat Makes the Best Mattress for Back Sleepers?
Nov 4, 2020
Mattress ShoppingHow Parents Can Find the Best Mattress for Kids and Teens
Aug 29, 2021
Mattress AccessoriesMattress Toppers: When to Buy and What to Look For
Sep 9, 2022
Sleep Science, Health, and WellnessREM Sleep Calculator: Ideal Bedtime and Wake-Up Time
Sep 2, 2022
You May Also Like These Articles
Become a Sleep Hero With Our Sleep Hacks & Resources
We can all become better at sleep and we'll love to help you become a true sleep hero. Read on below and check out our curated sleep hacks and resources.
Don't Sleep on Exclusive Offers
Sign up for our newsletter, and you'll be the first to know about discounts, deals, and what's new at Nolah.