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Looking for a Better Sleep? Be Cool

by Somn Home |

Great bedding can lead to a better rest. According to the Sleep Foundation, temperature plays a significant role in quality sleep. Ideally, most doctors recommend maintaining a temperature of about 15.6 to 19.4 degrees Celsius.

If you are a restless sleeper, your bedding could be a contributing factor. Mattress materials as well as the fabrics that come in contact with your body, distribute heat differently. Ideally, you want to opt for lightweight materials that are soft and cozy, without trapping heat.

This is precisely why we at Sömn Home have based our luxury bedding collection around sustainable linen and cotton bedding essentials. From hypoallergenic and temperature regulating to self-cleansing properties, our linen and cotton beddings support a healthier and happier life.

Here Is The Science Behind Bedding:

Your sleep cycle is determined by your circadian rhythm. Think of this as your body’s master clock. Located in the brain’s hypothalamus, your brain receives cues from different environmental factors. This includes light exposure, exercise, and--yes, temperature.

Your core body temperature typically hovers around 37 degrees Celsius. About two hours before your bedtime, your temperature starts to drop, coinciding with the release of the sleep hormone melatonin. Your body continues to cool as you sleep and then gradually warms up as the morning progresses, causing you to wake.

The mechanism the body uses to cool itself is vasodilation. Heat is sent away from the core by increasing blood flow to the extremities. When your bed is too stuffy, this process is interrupted leading to discomfort and restlessness. A too warm bed (or room) interferes with the natural sleep process, leaving you feeling tired and fatigued, but often unable to fall asleep.

Sömn's Bedding Tips for Staying Cool:

To optimize your sleep, try these cool tips:

  • Take a warm bath an hour or two before to jumpstart the cooling process
  • Close blinds during the day to reduce heat-build-up
  • Leave a small gap in the windows to promote ventilation
  • Control bedroom humidity
  • Reduce sweating with bed linens that are light and breathable
  • Wear loose-fitting pyjamas made from natural fibres

Throughout our lives, we will spend almost 26 years in bed. It is an astonishing statistic. As “pro-sleepers,” we at Sömn Home understand the benefits of a good night's sleep and have designed our sustainable linen bedding collection to help you realize the ultimate luxury of a good rest. There are no synthetics or chemical treatments that can trap heat or irritate the skin. Our low-impact, all-season natural fabrics are made from breathable materials that allow you to sleep deeply and comfortably.

If you are serious about improving sleep quality, make it a habit to cultivate good sleep hygiene. The trick is developing a schedule in sync with your own natural rhythms. Try to go to sleep at the same time every night and avoid stimulants like coffee and alcohol before bed. Keep the bedroom cool and dark. Before you know it, you will be able to fall asleep (and stay asleep) on a fixed schedule.

Good night!