30% of adults suffer from insomnia-related problems. The common advice from medical professionals? Pay attention to your bedroom temperature. Experts agree that the temperature of your sleeping area affects how well and how long you sleep, especially the quality of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.
Recommending a specific temperature range is difficult. Temperature recommendations fall anywhere between 65°and 72°F. Ultimately, doctors advise to set the temperature at a comfortable level based on personal preferences. But this can be highly variable depending on the individual. Other environmental factors, such as variations in humidity, can also affect the perception of heat.
Bedding Materials Matter
Mattress materials, pillow materials, and every layer of fabric that goes between your bed and your body deal with heat differently. Many bedding materials, such as memory foam, may feel comfortable, but aren’t made of breathable materials. By conforming closely to your body, they further reduce natural air flow. Certain bedding materials can also trap heat and moisture, making it easy to overheat, especially in warm summer climates. Or they may dissipate heat entirely, making it difficult to stay warm in the winter.
Protect-A-Bed's Therm-A-Sleep products were designed specifically to make a comfortable temperature easier to achieve, for a great night’s sleep. Featuring all-natural TENCEL® Eucalyptus-based fibers, they effectively wick moisture away from the sleep surface, resulting in a cleaner, drier, and smoother experience, perfect for sensitive skin. Its thermo-regulating properties help keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And like all Protect-A-Bed mattress and pillow protectors, the Miracle Membrane® provides a barrier to dust mites, liquids and other irritants, while remaining exceptionally breathable.
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