Does it ever feel like whatever you do, you just can’t win? This can apply to many different areas in life, even finding the perfect surroundings for a good night’s sleep.

A decision such as finding the right temperature could play a part in helping you get some rest on a winter’s night. But you must be careful, as trying to sleep in cold temperature, as well as in warmth, can be just as detrimental to getting some rest.

That is why, when preparing to settle down for the night, you should take your environment into account, to be sure it is conducive for undisrupted sleep.

Good Night’s Sleep

Experts believe, if the mercury falls in wintertime, it can have a massive effect on your sleeping behaviour, but, at the same time, if you turn the radiator or thermostat up high, it can also lead to trouble.

It is not possible to overstate what a powerful force sleep can be in our lives. If your sleep cycle suffers, it can sometimes have serious consequences, so it is important to equip yourself with the best, most appropriate surroundings to drop off to sleep, even if it may go against your better instincts. For instance, when it gets cold, the natural thing to do is to indeed raise the temperature on the thermostat of the central heating, or snuggle up under a blanket, but, strange as it may seem, some feel this could be counterproductive and may actually do more harm and good. These perfectly understandable acts may be hampering your attempts to fall asleep.

If the bedroom is too warm, your body struggles to manage its temperature in the early hours. Ironically, enhancing your wakefulness and decrease how long you spend in deep sleep.

When it gets right down to it, sleep experts believe, the room should be between 16 to 18-degree Centigrade, for an optimum night’s sleep. If the temperature is lower than around 12C, then it can be hard to fall asleep. However, if the temperature rises above 24C, you can experience a state of restlessness, which can also keep you awake.

All in all, if searching for the perfect environment to get some sleep, some say the key is in getting the temperature right. Especially on those cold winter nights. Therefore, at the end of the day it is about finding a happy medium, and the right conditions to meet your needs.