Regulating your Body’s Temperature While You Sleep

While we sleep, our bodies attempt to find some kind of balance to remain at rest. Along with absolute darkness, the temperature of our rooms is one of the greatest assets we have to getting a full night of rest. There are all kinds of ways to add warmth, like a duvet, or cool air, like a ceiling, fan that help balance those temperatures and make it easier to sleep. Here are some tips you can use that won’t flatten the wallet or require hours of work.


What you have on your bed is probably the biggest influencer of temperature. Heavy and thick bed spreads, with down filling, will usually increase the temperature in the bedroom. You can go with lighter sheets to help bring things down by a few degrees, or you can add a thin top layer for that little bit of extra warmth on particularly cold nights. It’s a good idea to have more than one bed set, as you’ll have different temperature requirements throughout the year.

Other Ideas

A space heater, especially a small one that plugs into the wall, can be a great way to give some direct or indirect heat to the bed itself. Make sure your windows are closed, and try to feel around corners of windows to see if you can spot small holes in the siding. Close those gaps with caulk and you’ll lose less heat while you sleep. Remember that nights get colder than days do, so take advantage of natural sunlight by opening up all the curtains in your room and warming the space naturally.