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See also Sleep Aids Sleep Problems in the Elderly Web sites include the American Sleep Disorders Association (www.asda.org), the National Sleep Foundation (www.sleepfoundation.org) and Sleep Home Pages (www.sleephomepages.org/). A short afternoon nap (<30 min.) improves alertness in the afternoon. Afternoon alertness was better than morning alertness after a nap and worse if they took no nap.Sleep Trackers
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The suggested bedroom temperature should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal sleep.
If your room is cool, rather than warm, it will be much easier to shut your eyes for the night. Thermostat settings far lower or higher than what's recommended could lead to restlessness and can also affect the quality of [sleep_term id="1219"], the stage in which you dream.
If you're still a troubled sleeper, in addition to the cooler room temperature, you should try placing a hot water bottle at your feet or wearing socks. This will help dilate your blood vessels faster and push your internal thermostat to a more ideal setting. Best Temperature for Sleep | Sleep.org
People who sleep in hot environments have been found to have elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol the next morning.
Regulating the temperature of just your feet or head is more precise than adding blankets, and more efficient than trying to regulate an entire room. (In truth, you could go much, much colder on the thermostat by simply adding more clothing and blankets. I've slept very well while camping in frigid weather with the right sleeping bag.
Research has also found that room temperatures as low as 60.8 degrees are best when people pile on the blankets.
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