Sleep, Temperature & Your Health

Sleep, temperature and your health

Goldilocks only spent a few minutes deciding on her perfect bed – too bad we all can’t be that lucky. From firm vs plush to temperature fluctuations to the size of the mattress, our sleep needs swing wildly as we age. And let’s face it, physical comfort at night can make all difference in a healthy (or unhealthy) morning.

If Goldilocks had taken more than just a nap on Mama Bear’s bed, we’re betting she would have appreciated a temperature-controlled mattress too.

Why temperature control is so important

When your body overheats or is chilled, it works hard to regulate the temperature to ensure your organs continue working and you stay alive (in extreme circumstances). But if it can’t control your temperature internally, it moves to more aggressive tactics, like making you sweat or shiver or increasing (or decreasing) your heart rate. If you’re asleep when your thermostat soars or dips, you’re in for a restless night and a not so great morning. Trouble is, our perception of temperature is as unique as our fingerprints – two people in the same bed can feel very different about the micro-climate (the temperature under the covers). Consider these temperatures:

  • 50 F – Alaskans throw open the windows while Floridians run inside and reach for a warmer sweater.
  • 41 F – Californians pray for sun while Canadians head outside for their first Frisbee game of the year.
  • 32 F – If you live in Georgia, you check to see if school’s cancelled. If you live in New York, you tell your kids to walk to school because it’s so nice outside.
  • -4 F – People in Minnesota fire up the barbeque for one last roast before winter while everyone in Virginia simultaneously shudders in disgust.

A pregnant woman (or one going through menopause) will experience temperature fluctuations much differently than her partner – even in the same bed. And if you’re fighting the flu or are a naturally cold person, it will be different again. Making a temperature neutral sleep environment (not too cold, not too hot) the holy grail of mattress manufacturers.

Is it possible to help two different people with unique preferences sleep happy in the same bed? The answer is YES!

Best Mattresses and Accessories for Temperature Control

We believe there is such a thing as a temperature-controlled mattress and our ComfortCare line of mattresses by Restonic, is an answer that delivers on point. Check out the ComfortCare mattresses as well as other mattresses by Restonic on our website HERE.

Another great line of products are Cool Tech by Easy Rest. Cool Tech Ice Fabric feels cool to the touch and is designed to help regulate body temperature as you sleep.

They feature a Cool Tech Pillow and Cool Tech Mattress Protector which together offer both comfort and protection of your mattress. Pair these great accessories with your Restonic mattress and drift off into a cool, deep sleep.

Article Source: Restonic Mattress Co.

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