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What is the perfect sleeping temperature?

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I’m convinced that every couple prefers a different temperature to sleep at. Some people like it warm with extra covers, while some people prefer a climate similar to that at the North Pole.

Consider me firmly in the latter group.

According to the National Sleep Foundations (which, if you ever need test subjects, give me a holler), the ideal temperature for sleeping is 65 degrees. Here’s more from Men’s Health:

Dr. Rachel Salas, MD, a neurologist at Johns Hopkins University who specializes in sleep medicine, cites a National Sleep Foundation study that puts the magic number at 65 degrees.

Why so low? Your body’s core temperature is naturally low during deep sleep. It starts to raises towards the end of your sleep cycle, as a sort of signal to your body that it’s time to wake up.

Now, that may not always be feasible (or affordable) to sleep at that temperature, but tonight, we probably won’t have to worry. Lows in the 50s.

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