8 Ways Cooling Down at Night Can Change Your Life
Logging those doctor-recommended seven hours of sleep each night is essential, but it’s often difficult if you’re a hot sleeper or you find yourself dealing with night sweats or hot flashes. The good news is that technology offers an excellent way for you to cool off at night — cooling bed sheets. With 21st-century, breathable SMART fabric designed to keep you cool and wick away moisture, it’s possible to cool down at night so you’re able to fall asleep and stay asleep. Turning down the thermostat in your bedroom when you head to bed can help, too.
Cooling down at night, from your bed to your environment, offers more than comfort. It can change your life. Here’s how:
1 – Start Getting More Sleep at Night
Statistics show that more than one-third of Americans aren’t getting the recommended seven hours of sleep every night. Feeling hot at night or waking up in a puddle of sweat can keep you from getting the amount of sleep that you need. Turning to fabric that can wick away moisture will help you feel cooler and drier no matter the temperature outside.
2 – Start Enjoying Better Quality Sleep
Not only can cooling down at night help you get more sleep, it can also help to ensure you’re getting higher quality sleep at night. Around 34% of Americans say they’re only getting “fair” or “poor” sleep at night. Night sweats, hot flashes and sleeping hot can all contribute to poor sleep quality. If you keep your body temperature down at night, you’re less likely to wake up in the middle of the night and less likely to toss and turn, improving sleep quality.
3 – Reduce Your Risk of Many Diseases
Staying cool at night so you’re able to sleep can reduce your risk of many diseases, too. Sleep duration and quality can have a significant impact on multiple health risk factors. Studies show that not getting enough sleep can increase your risk of stroke and heart disease compared to those who get the recommended seven to eight hours nightly. Sleeping less than six hours a night has the potential to increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. Poor sleep has even been linked to poor mood and depression.
4 – You May Begin Eating Fewer Calories
Find yourself eating more than you should regularly? Cooling off at night so you log more hours of sleep may help. If you're sleep deprived, you'll tend to eat more calories in a day since being sleep deprived can disrupt the routine changes in appetite hormones, making it hard for you to control your appetite. Not getting enough sleep can reduce levels of leptin, a hormone that suppresses your appetite, which can then elevate ghrelin levels, the hormone that stimulates your appetite.
5 – Get a Boost in Productivity and Concentration
Getting enough sleep is essential for different aspects of brain function, so making sure you’re cool enough to doze off successfully at night can help your brain. Sleep deprivation harms concentration and productivity; one study found that medical interns who don’t get enough sleep made 36% more serious medical errors than those who had a schedule allowing for more sleep. In fact, not getting enough rest can impact your brain, much like being intoxicated. On the other hand, if you get enough quality sleep, you’ll likely get a boost in productivity, concentration and problem-solving skills.
6 – Maximize Your Athletic Performance
Do you like working out? Are you looking for ways to boost your sports performance? Making sure you cool off at bedtime to get a good night of rest can help maximize your athletic performance. A study done on basketball players found that getting more sleep improved reaction times, mental well-being, accuracy and speed.
7 – Give Your Immune System a Boost
Stay cool and sleep better at night, and you’ll also give your immune system a boost. Losing even a small amount of sleep can impair immune function. Logging eight hours of sleep each night can help your body fight off colds, the flu and other health problems.
8 – Improve Your Memory
Sleep researchers continue to dig into the role of sleep in memory and learning. They’ve found that getting enough sleep can help the brain process and consolidate new information that you learn. On the other hand, failing to get enough sleep can negatively affect your memory. Sleep deprivation allows attention and focus to drift, making it tougher to learn, process and recall information.
Change Your Life with PeachSkinSheets
Making sure you’re comfortable and cool at night facilitates better sleep, and that can change your life in so many ways. PeachSkinSheets are designed to help you stay cool and get that great night of rest if you’re a hot sleeper. Made from performance sleep fabric that’s lightweight and breathable, these sheets will keep your temperature regulated so you’re comfortable throughout the night. The athletic-grade performance poly fiber also works to wick away moisture instead of just absorbing it like cotton and other fabrics, ensuring that you won’t wake up in drenched sheets, even if you have night sweats.